March Nature Happenings

Dee Dee

  • 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
  • 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