Wild Birds Unlimited – Omaha, NE

August 31, 2011

Fall Migration – What are you seeing?

Filed under: Birds,Hummingbirds,Migration,Purple Martins — wbuomaha @ 9:01 am
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     The Purple Martins continue their evening roost at 44th & Farnam in Omaha. Many hummingbirds have been reported at feeders and flowers in the greater metropolitan area this week. Reports of migrating warblers and common nighthawks are also coming in.

    What birds are you seeing?

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August 17, 2011

Purple Martins

Filed under: Birds,Migration — wbuomaha @ 9:50 am
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 Masses of martins have begun returning to the trees by Nebraska Medical Center just south of  44th and Farnum Streets in Omaha.  This happens every year.  Each evening, the martins begin returning to these trees about half an hour before sunset, and numbers increase for about an hour as the birds settle into their roosting spots for the night. It is a spectacular sight, with tens of thousands of purple martins returning to the area each night through August and often into September – until all the birds have migrated. If you have the chance, stop in to watch it some evening.

August 5, 2011

Is fall migration starting early?

Filed under: Birds,Migration — wbuomaha @ 9:06 am
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Yesterday a customer reported seeing her first hummingbird of the fall migration. Another reported seeing a junco. And at the Fontenelle Nature Association Bird Club meeting last night,  Rick Schmid  reported seeing a Black-Throated Green Warbler in Fontenelle Forest.  What are you seeing?

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