Nature Happenings

  • Project FeederWatch continues,
  • Christmas Bird Count is this month,
  • Sharp-shinned Hawks visit bird feeders until February.
  • Many raptors overwinter in the area. Look for Rough-legged Hawks and Golden and Bald Eagles.
  • The rainy season has begun. Protect your seed and feeders with weather domes.
  • Keep an open source of water for the birds with a bird bath and heater.
  • Largest congregation of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states can be viewed along the upper Skagit River through January feeding on spawned-out salmon.
  • Decorate a tree for the birds. Pick a tree in the yard and decorate with edible ornaments for your feathered friends.
  • Geminid Meteor Shower is mid-month.