- Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
- Watch for mixed flocks of birds to feed on winter berries, poison ivy and cedar trees.
- Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
- During the first or second week of January, the first returning Purple Martins will be seen along the coast.
- Squirrel mating season.
- Woodpeckers are easy to spot on leafless trees.
- Waterfowl are present on the coast or on deep-water lakes.
- Coastal states host many wintering hummingbirds that need a reliable source of nectar.
- During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.
- Bald Eagles begin nesting behavior.
- Black-crowned Night-Heron nesting begins.
- Wood Stork colony formation begins.
- Barred Owl: (January - February) nesting peak (incubation 28-33 days).
- Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11
- Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!
Great Horned Owl Pair
Barred Owl Squirrel
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold