March Nature Happenings
- March 1: Full Moon
- March 17: New Moon
- March 31: Full Moon - our 2nd this month!
- View the Current Moon Phase below.
- Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April
- Dark-eyed Juncos are still busy feeding on the ground and at tray feeders. Include millet in their offerings, like No-Mess Blend or Deluxe Blend
- Offer lots of high protein and high fat foods to help birds survive late winter conditions.
- Through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
- Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have started arriving on the Gulf Coast. We still have to wait two more months to see them but follow their progress on hummingbirds.net.
- Project FeederWatch continues.
- Song Sparrows can be seen feeding on the ground.
- Barred Owl and Screech Owl mating seasons.
- Bluebirds become more widespread and begin mating. Make sure bluebird houses are up!
- Courtship activities start for the White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay and Downy Woodpecker.
- Wild Turkeys begin gobbling with males strutting and looking for mates.
- March is a great month for watching waterfowl. A nice pair of binoculars will enhance enjoyment.
- Tree Swallows, Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles return. Watch for female blackbirds mid-month.
- Eastern Chipmunks emerge.
- Sunday March 11 Daylight Saving Time begins - Spring forward!
- Tuesday March 20 Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring
- Listen for the Black-capped Chickadee mating call.
Print this page and hang it on your fridge to refer to all month long!
Current Moon Phase