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What’s Nesting Now?

For some of us, February is cold with scarcely any birdsong; but for others the nesting season is just getting started. Reports are trickling in from the southern states and California of Wood Ducks, Red-tailed Hawks, Eastern Bluebirds, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Black Vultures, Bald Eagles, and more starting to nest. Farther afield, we’re receiving reports from Bermuda, Israel, and Brazil (among others). In fact, we’re pleased to report that the first nest to fledge in 2023 (as reported so far to NestWatch) was that of a Picazuro Pigeon in southeastern Brazil. The nest fledged one young on January 28. Congratulations to our “first fledgling” of the year! We cannot wait to see what all of you find this year, and it’s always so much fun to watch the season rolling in like a wave moving north.

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology