Oro Valley, Arizona

DeeDeeNature Happenings - February:  Project FeederWatch ends this month

  • Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 18 – 21:
       www.birdsource.org/gbbc
  • Visit the store with your online submission to the GBBC and receive 2 lbs. of FREE bird seed.
  • Feb. 1 – 28: Project FeederWatch continues
  • Feb. 2: Groundhog Day
  • Feb. 2: New Moon, Feb. 18: Full Moon
  • February is National Bird Feeding Month
  • Put up bluebird boxes for Mountain and Western Bluebirds that are looking for suitable nest sites.
  • Sandhill Cranes are leaving the Bosque del Apache and heading north.
  • Watch for Evening Grosbeaks eating black oil sunflower seeds at tray feeders.
  • Watch for Ruby-crowned Kinglets and flickers at suet feeders.
  • American Goldfinches begin to molt into their brighter plumage.
  • Look for heavy feeder activity as birds molt, fatten up for migration, sing/defend territory and build nests.
  • Scrub Jays begin to nest late in the month.
  • Swallows arrive.
  • Bushtits beginning to pair off and flocks thin out. 
  • Great Blue Heron nesting continues.
  • Bald Eagles present in the local mountains.