February Birding Notes

Sheila’s Birding Notes for February

Barred owl courtship is well underway, while osprey, sandhill crane, and brown-headed nuthatch are just beginning theirs.   Pine warblers are heard trilling in the treetops.  Wood duck are in pairs.   During the last few weeks, sandhill crane migration begins, as those which overwinter gradually leave the area.   Sedge wrens still hide in the wet grasses, while yellow-bellied sapsuckers continue to peck out their feeding stations in tree trunks.

*Sheila Willis is a Native American Naturalist who grew up around the Okefenokee Swamp and is currently writing a Birding Guide to the Greater Okefenokee Area.    Sheila was kind enough to share her Birding Calendar with us.

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