October Nature Happenings

Nature Happenings

  • Bald Eagles and Rough-legged Hawks begin arriving mid-month.
  • Turkey Vultures, Ospreys and Violet-green and Barn Swallows depart.
  • Snow Geese, Canvasback Ducks and Dunlins arrive.
  • Little Brown Bat in hibernaculum for winter
  • Clean out and repair nest boxes; put up roosting boxes.
  • Fall storms push juncos to lower elevation feeding stations - put out millet.
  • Anna's Hummingbirds increase at feeders through the western lowlands of Oregon, Washington and southern BC.
  • Snow Geese arrive in Fraser Valley and Skagit Flats.
  • The last Rufous Hummingbirds leave for the winter. A few Anna's Hummingbirds will overwinter.
  • Evening Grosbeak flocks become common at oil sunflower seed feeders.
  • Varied Thrush begin to be seen in yards more often.
  • Some Clark's Nutcrackers move down in elevation and become more common around bird feeders.
  • Waterfowl migration peaks.
  • Orionids meteor shower is late-October.