What's Happening in Nature in September?

• Hummingbird numbers peak around Labor Day, then start to dwindle as they head south for the winter.

• Blackbird (grackles, cowbirds and redwings) flocks can number in the thousands.

• Broadwings and other hawks pass through.

• Peak of Blue-winged Teal migration.

• First flickers and kinglets can appear by the end of this month - they love suet.

• Migration month! Early sightings of catbirds, goldfinches, buntings, etc. are possible. 

• Early flocks of robins may be seen.

• Peak migration for Bald Eagle and other raptors.

• House Wrens begin arriving in late September.