Saratoga Springs, New York

Lois Geshiwlm
Nancy Castillo

Lois Geshiwlm<br>Nancy Castillo

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Saratoga Springs, New York

THE SHOPPES AT WILTON
Next to TJMaxx,
3084 Route 50, Suite 1
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 226-0071
Fax: (518) 226-0253
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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COMMON REDPOLL
Click on "OPEN ARTICLE" to read our article about Common Redpolls in the Nov/Dec '11 BirdWatcher's Digest

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MAY NATURE HAPPENINGS

Dee Dee

  • May 10: Full Moon
  • May 25: New Moon
  • View the Current Moon Phase below.
  • Hummingbird and Oriole nectar recipes available on our website
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbirds start arriving in area yards early in the month.
  • Nest-building and egg-laying begins for  Black-capped Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Tufted Titmice.
  • Watch for native sparrows like Song Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows feeding beneath birdfeeders and shrubs.
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeaks return.
  • If you've seen Baltimore Orioles in your area before, place a feeder out early in the month. Offer orange halves, live mealworms, grape jelly, and/or nectar.
  • Bluebirds are nesting!  Offer live mealworms for them to feed to young.
  • Watch for courtship activities of White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay and Downy Woodpecker.
  • Black Bears may be active.
  • Watch for migrating warblers in the trees surrounding your yard. Watch for the possibility of Pine Warblers at your birdfeeders.
  • Black fly season begins.
  • Indigo Buntings, Gray Catbirds, and Scarlet Tanagers return.
  • Courtship activities begin for Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and Baltimore Orioles.
  • Broad-winged and Sharp-shinned Hawk migration at its peak early in month.
  • Watch for an early brood of fledgling Mourning Doves.
  • Pink Lady Slippers, Painted Trillium, and Bunchberry are in bloom.
  • Northern Mockingbirds can be heard singing through the night into early summer.
  • Painted and Snapping Turtles are moving to dry land to lay their eggs; look for them crossing roads.
  • Peak of bird courtship. Listen for the morning chorus.
  • In early morning or just at dusk, listen for the flute-like songs of the Wood Thrush or Hermit Thrush.
  • May 5-6: Eta Aquarids meteor shower peak in the pre-dawn hours.
  • Guide to the 5 Planets visible in May.

Print this page and hang it on your fridge to refer to all month long!

Current Moon Phase