National Bird Feeding Month on February, 2018: Does anyone know what some.?

February, 2018 is National Bird Feeding Month 2018.

Does anyone know what some...?

Long List of February Holidays and Special Days

Long list of holidays and special days celebrated in February 2009.

By popular request, here is a long list of all of the special days celebrated in February 2008. If you prefer, you can explore February's special days by date.

Month Long Observances

* February is American Heart Month

* February is American History Month

* February is Black History Month

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* February is Children's Dental Health Month

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* February is International Friendship Month

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* February is National Cherry Month

* February is National Embroidery Month

* February is National Grapefruit Month

* February is National Snack Food Month

* February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month

* February is Responsible Pet Owners' Month

February 1st

* Langston Hughes' Birthday

Born in Missouri in 1902.

* National Freedom Day

* Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence

In 1920.

* Super Bowl XLIII

February 2nd

* Bottle Cap Patented

* Dia de la Candelaria

Celebrated in Mexico.

* Groundhog Day

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February 3rd

* Elmo's Birthday

Sesame Street Character. Check out my page for this special day!

* The Day the Music Died

On this day in 1959, the plane crash claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

February 4th

* Charles Lindbergh's Birthday

Born in 1902.

* Create a Vacuum Day

* Rosa Park's Birthday

Born in 1913.

February 5th

* Constitution Day in Mexico

* Disaster Day

* Hank Aaron's Birthday

Born in 1934.

* National Weatherperson's Day

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* Western Monarch Day

This day draws attention to migrating butterfly.

February 6th

* Babe Ruth's Birthday

Born in 1895.

* Monopoly Board Game Goes on Sale in Stores

In 1935.

* Waitangi Day

Celebrate in New Zealand.

What are the best months to go birding in southern Florida?

What are the best months to go birding in southern Florida?

im not sure about the best time but here is some other info i found have fun

South Florida Birding Connection. The Places page

contains directions and maps to south Florida birding locations.

....The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a collection of sites

throughout Florida selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportunities. A 2000-mile trail designed to conserve and enhance Florida's bird habitat by promoting birdwatching activities, environmental education and economic opportunity is under development. Make sure if you're visiting Florida to see the birds, that the donwload the calling cards of this site to leave with local businesses.

....The Audubon Society of the Everglades - Birding Hotspots

....Everglades National Park - The Everglades provides

a sanctuary as well as a breeding and feeding ground for many species of wading birds that depend on the climate's wet and dry cycle in order to reproduce.

....Corkscrew Swamp National Audubon Sanctuary - located near

Naples, Florida is home to a wide variety of native plants and animals, including the largest colony of endangered wood storks in the country. Swamps, marshes and pine forests bring this 11,000 acre sanctuary to life. See also Bill Scholtz's Corkscrew Swamp Photo Journal.

....Birds of Sanibel Island - There are several places to see birds

here. Here's a map of Sanibel Island to help you follow along. See also Bill Scholtz's Sanibel and Captiva Island Photo Journals.

....Birding at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on

Sanibel Island, Florida. The Refuge is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. See also Ross Warner's great Sanibel Island bird photos.

....Pelican Trees and Sundial - Sanibel Island - by Peter Wallack.

Sanibel Island is located off the Gulf shore across from Fort Myers, Florida. See also Peter's Birds of Sanibel Island and images of Great Blue Heron Courtship on Sanibel Island.

....Dry Tortugas National Parks, formerly Fort

Jefferson National Monument, lies at the extreme western end of the Florida Keys, 68 miles west of Key West.

....Merritt Island NWR, Florida - Since August of 1963,

Merritt Island NWR has shared a common boundary with the John F. Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Florida.

....St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge has a well-deserved

reputation for excellent birding. It is worth a visit at all seasons, but be aware that all sorts of biting insects may attack you anytime from March to November.

....Florida Keys - These tropical habitats draw several

species of West Indian birds which do not appear anywhere else in the Continental United States. During the spring and fall, waves of migratory birds pass through the Keys enroute between northern nesting areas and neo-tropical winter habitats.

....Where to go Birding in Florida - from the Florida Fish and Wildlife

Commission.

....Florida National Wildlife Refuges - this site contains

links to 12 National Wildlife Refuges in Florida, including:

Cedar Keys

Crystal River

Chassahowitzka

Egmont Key

.... J. N. "Ding" Darling

.... Loxahatchee

Hobe Sound

.... Merritt Island

National Key Deer Refuge

Pelican Island

.... St. Marks

St. Vincents National Wildlife Refuge

....National Wildlife Refuges Index - Florida. Includes another

set of links to information on:

... Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

. . J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

... Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

National Key Deer Refuge

... St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

...."Convention"al Birding in Texas and Florida - by Tina MacDonald.

I was lucky enough to be taken along for the ride when my husband had to attend back-to-back conventions in Houston, Texas and Orlando, Florida. He went to work - I went to see what birds I could find. So, I played hookey, rented a car and went out to see some of the birding hotspots I had highlighted on my web-pages.

....Alachua County's Best Birding Sites - Gainsville, Florida. Information

is provided on local sanctuaries, as well as on several local preserves.

....Habitats in the Tallahassee Area - Presented by the Apalachee

Audubon Society. If you're looking for places to enjoy nature and wildlife in the Big Bend area of Florida, this site presents a number of great locations.

....Birding Locations in the Volusia area - Deland, Florida - provided

by the West Volusia Audubon Society.

....Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge - DeLeon Springs, FL - by

Peter May. This is a very good guide to wildlife viewing and photography opportunites at Lake Woodruff NWR. Sections of this website address Habitats, Species Accounts, Photographic Tips, and a Seasonal Calendar, as well as Maps. See also Peter's site on the Emerelda Marsh Journal: a Year in the Wetlands.

....Birding Florida - by Mary Scott. This website contains

information on:

the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Paynes Prairie in Gainesville, Florida

Highlands Hammock State Park

and More!

....Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary - Sarasota, Florida

....The Space Coast's Best Known Birding and Wildlife

Sites - The Space Coast Distinction - a unique combination of high tech space travel and an unmatched diverse, natural environment. An alternate location for this site is on the Indian River Audubon Society website.

....Birding Hot Spots - by Vincent Lucas. This site lists hot spots

including the Lee, Charlotte, Collier Co. areas (Fort Meyers), and covers most of SW Florida's habitats.

....St. Johns Audubon Society Hot Spots - Northeast Florida (St.

Augustine) offers many areas which are outstanding birding sites. These areas extend from Fernandina Beach to Vero Beach and as far inland as Gainesville and Ocala.

....Central Florida Birdwatchers Page - by Chuck Blakey. This site

contains information on:

... Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

... "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Titusville's Blue Heron Wetlands

Citrus County Birding

Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

Orlando Wetlands Park

....Big Bend Birding Guide - by Noel Warner. This birding guide covers

the area known as Florida's Big Bend. The Big Bend includes the area between the Apalachicola River on the west and the Suwanee River on the east. Site is organized by bird species with links to sites where that species is found.

....Birding Locations - North East Coast - also by Noel Warner. This

site provides text and map guides to eight birding locations near Jacksonville. Also check out the Osceola NF Red-cockaded Map to specifically locate this elusive US endemic bird. Noel has also developed a map and descriptions for the best sites for viewing pelagic birds in Northeast Florida as well as general seawatch information in North America.

....Florida Birding - check out the Florida link on John Girdley's site

for information on

the Orlando -Disney - Merrit Island area - A birder's diary of how to spend no less than eleven days around the Disney Resorts and yet still see almost a hundred species of birds with no prior knowledge of where to go!

Other Recommended Sites in Florida - A compilation report based on the comments of experienced U.S. birders John J.Collins and Bill and Sue Nester. The Everglades and the Dry Tortugas are among the sites that they recommend.

....Seawatching at Apollo Beach - part of Noel Warner's birding site.

....St. Johns Audubon Society Hot Spots - includes links to:

Stokes Landing Conservation Area

Lake Woodruff NWR

Blue Springs SP

Fort Matanzas NM

....Gulf Islands National Seashore - this is a place

of myriad riches. There are sparkling blue waters, magnificent snow-white beaches, and fertile coastal marshes. There are nineteenth century forts, shaded picnic areas, winding nature trails, and comfortable campgrounds. Diverse and abounding with wildlife, the park is not a single block of land but a mosaic. It includes 11 separate units stretching eastward 150 miles from West Ship Island, Mississippi, to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island, Florida.

Tropical Audubon Society Presents South Florida Bird

Finding FAQ - this site is organized by target bird, and provides directions to the best place to find them in south Florida.

Florida Keys Raptor Migration Project - The Florida Keys may be

the premier location in the world to observe the fall migration of Peregrine Falcons. Each year over 23,000 raptors move through the Florida Keys, including over 1,700 Peregrines. Several other species, such as Merlins, American Kestrels, Sharp-Shinned Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Ospreys, Northern Harriers, Turkey Vultures, and Broad-winged Hawks migrate into the Keys in large numbers. This is also the probably the best location east of the Mississippi to see both Swainson's Hawks and Short-tailed Hawks during migration. Come visit the research and education staff of the Florida Keys Raptor Migration Project at Curry Hammock State Park (Mile Marker 56, Overseas Highway) between September 15 and November 13 each year to observe this exciting migration for yourself.

Florida's RAMSAR Sites - information on:

Okefenokee Swamp

Everglades

....The Nature Conservancy of Florida - preserve profiles

including:

Tiger Creek Preserve

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

The Disney Wilderness Preserve

Torchwood Hammock Preserve

....The Street/Audubon Nature Center - home of the Lake Region

Audubon Society, in Winter Haven, Florida. The 42 acres of this center contain many fine examples of Florida flora and fauna. There are 143 species of birds, 15 mammals, 23 reptiles, 10 amphibians, 43 butterflies, 14 dragonflies, and 150 plants. This diversity makes a great outdoor classroom that everyone can enjoy. The two walking trails are a primitive trail and the Norton Agey Nature Trail.

....Suncoast Bird Sanctuary - Indian Shores, Florida.

(just up the cost from St. Petersburg Beach) "They have a pretty large variety of Florida shore birds which they were rehabilitating or keeping, depending on the severity of their problem. It's a small Sanctuary, and we were there less than an hour, but it was fun to see some of the shore birds up close and identified." Information from Mary Liponis, Derry, NH.

....Pelican Harbour Seabird Station - a non-profit seabird rehabilitation

center dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing injured seabirds in the Biscayne Bay area. Visitors are welcome to visit and watch the many types of seabirds that frequent the area.

....Trip Report: Florida - by Mike Meyers. This is a trip report for central

and southern Florida, 12/24/03 through 12/30/03. It is a combination of two reports posted previously on the Floridabirds-L list.

....Trip Report: Orlando, Florida "Birding with the Mouse", by Andy

Benson. In August 2001 and May 2003 our family holidays took us to that ultimate tourist destination, Orlando. Birding was not a high priority in their minds but was uppermost in mine, especially as it was to be my first visits to the other side of the pond. What follows will probably be of more help to a birder in a similar situation to myself, where holiday locations are based more on family requirements rather than species diversity!

....Trip Report: Florida, USA - January 2003, by Andy Wraithmell.

This was our second trip to Florida. If like me you are a keen photographer then take plenty of film, to be honest I could have taken twice as many shots as I did. The best reserves for photography were J N Ding Darling NWR, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades NP and Wakodahatchee Wetlands Reserve (especially for Sora).

....Birding South Florida - March 13 - 19, 2001. By Stefan Tewinkel.

This excellent trip report includes an illustrated species list. March is not the best season for birdwatching in Florida since some birds arrive much later, nevertheless I saw a lot of interesting birds and missed little. The weather was warm and excellent with absoultely no rain at the places I visited. On the other hand South Florida is suffering from a severe drought with only very few mosquitos but also less birds.

....Florida Trip Report: April - May 2004, by Paul Wetton. The year 2004

saw our first visit to the USA with a three week vacation in Florida on a Fly Drive with Virgin Atlantic. All in all I enjoyed the visit to Florida even though it involved a lot of travelling around. I didn't see as many birds as I had expected, mainly because of the lack of migrants. I think I would have been pretty disappointed without the visit to the Tortugas. My advice to anyone visiting Florida at the time that we did would be to spend as much time in the areas where you find a lot of birds such as the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, Corkscrew Swamp and The Dry Tortugas, unless there are good falls of migrants.

....Florida Trip Reports - a number of Florida trip reports are available

from Blake Maybank's "Birding the Americas - Trip Report and Trip Planning Repository".

Tours and Guides

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Photo copyright Marcus Martin

Photo copyright Arthur Grosset

**..South Florida Birding with Larry Manfredi, Professional Bird Guide -

“Birding North America and the Caribbean”. We offer tours that cover the Dry Tortugas, Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. New and exciting tours are being planned all the time. By participating in one of our tours you can expand your horizons, birding in comfort and safety with an experienced guide.

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**..Florida Birding with Neotropical Journeys - The tours and programs

offered by Neotropical Journeys are designed to visit destinations with rich avifaunas, outstanding wildlife, wilderness and cultural significance at their seasonal best. Neotropical Journeys is actively involved in regional and local conservation projects and organizes tours aimed to raise funds for bird and nature conservation.

....Florida Nature Tours - Florida Nature Tours offers professionally

guided birding tours to Florida, the Dry Tortugas, and the Carribean. There are many specialty birds that occur in Florida regularly or as vagrants, these are targeted as part of these professional tours. In addition to many South Florida Tours, trips to the Dry Tortugas go twice a month between April 7 and the end of May, 2000.

....Florida with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) - South

Florida is the only true tropical region in the United States containing habitats, flora, and fauna found nowhere else in the country. Indeed, more than a dozen species of tropical and West Indian birds reach their northern limit here and are seldom seen elsewhere within our borders.

Local Birding Events

Photo copyright Bill Scholtz

Photo copyright Jan Hein Ribot

Photo copyright Paul Gale ....Florida Audubon Chapters - check out the local chapters to find their

field trip schedules.

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....Everglades BirdFest, January 17-19, 2005, is a 3-day birding and

ecology festival in Everglades National Park, including naturalist guided birdwatching in Main and Shark Valley sections of the park. Included is luxury coach transportation to sites and trails, 2 nights lodging at Flamingo Lodge, 7 meals, full use of park facilities, exhibitors, evening seminars on birdlife, wildlife, habitats, comparative ecology, natural history, and conservation and restoration of the Everglades.

....Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival - March 4-5 2000. Contact: Weeki

Watchee, Florida. TEL: (352) 596-4743.

....Big "O" Birding Festival - anuary 28 - 30, 2005. Headquarters are in

Moore Haven, FL. Tours take in Lake Okeechobee, Okeechobee county, Glades County, Fisheating Creek, Hendry County, Caloosahatchee River, OK Slough, and Big Cypress Reservation. Keynote Speaker this year is the CEO of Audubon of Florida, Stuart Strahl. Bird Artist and Craft show Sat the 12th. This link only works for Internet Explorer users.

...."Welcome Back Songbirds" Festivals - April 9, 2005 - various dates

and locations. Come celebrate the mystery of migration at one of our Songbird Festivals. Guided birding tours, educational exhibits, landscaping for wildlife seminars, games and presentations. For more information on the above events, check this site closer to the scheduled dates. Sponsored by the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service.

....Florida Birding Festival - October 7 - 10, 2004. In its third year, the

Florida Birding Festival is one of the biggest birding affairs in the United States and one of the few urban festivals. Proceeds from the festival go toward the purchase of Shell Key, one of the state's last pristine barrier islands. The Festival will highlight the area's 19 "state-listed" species through field trips, seminars, keynote addresses and a festival marketplace. For more information, call 877-FLA-BIRD or 727-464-7200.

....Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival - October 1-3, 2004. The

Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival is an annual event during the fall bird migration in the Florida Keys. The Keys are a hot spot for raptor migration in North America. Visit the web site for current information on upcoming festival activities and more information about birding , wildlife observation, and eco-tours in the Keys.

....Space Coast Flyway Festival - November 16 - 20, 2005 -

Titusville, Florida. Phone: 407-267-3036

do birds eat more in the winter?

do birds eat more in the winter?

You won't be wasting money on the bird food because wildbirds need food in the winter more than ever. The birds need the food for energy and to stay warm. I have had many birds at my feeder all winter. Please buy the food and feed the birds. Supply them with a source of water, too. They will be very greatful.

February is National Birdfeeding Month!

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Also on this date Thursday, February 1, 2018...