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Spring Migration is About to Start

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Even as we look out the window and see the snowflakes drifting down or flying past, spring is on the way and soon we will be seeing birds that haven’t been here for several months. Another sure sign that spring is on the way is the posting of the Schedule of Events for the first in-person Huron Fringe Birding Festival since 2019. Check out the varied events scheduled for this two-weekend festival in May and June.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival – Schedule of Events

Registration for these events starts on April 15th as per the information on the festival website so you have some time to see what interests you in respect to birding hikes or other nature events. Chat with some of your friends and introduce them to the festival if they have never experienced the fun of going to it. As you’ll see there’s something for everyone so you can see migrating birds, find out about the world of local botany and maybe even learn how to build and properly place a bird house in your yard.

Here’s where to start for those new to the festival and you can always create an account before registration for the events opens so you’re ready to input your choices on April 15th.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival – 24th Huron Fringe Birding Festival

To the right of the “Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2022” is an arrow and by selecting it you can access leader biographies, bird species seen at previous festivals as well as the registration page, schedule of events and the sponsors that help make this festival possible with their terrific assistance.

Have some fun checking us out and put some thought into just what you want to enjoy this spring when the birds are returning from their warm winter homes through Bruce and Grey counties. Some stop here to raise their families and some head as far north as possible to find the correct habitat to start off a new generation of their species.

Already local birders have seen the first of the hardy migrants arriving in their yard to grab a snack at their feeders and put in a bit of time while they wait for the snow to melt and the bugs to emerge. Northern Cardinals are beginning to sing, and the odd American Robin is lurking in the bush watching for some bare ground to hopefully find one of the first worms to emerge as the soil thaws in the stronger sun’s rays. This week Killdeer will probably start to show up and Horned Larks are already arriving in numbers and can be seen along the edge of many country roads. Even with the snow still on the ground American Woodcock will soon be doing their “peenting” and putting on their evening aerial displays. So, while you wait for the date to register for some events get out and search out a few of these birds that are arriving this month. It will indeed give you that feeling that spring is just around the corner.

Although some of the first birds to arrive are a bit bland coloured warblers that will arrive when the bugs are out will give you that flash of colour as they flit among the branches all decked out in their spring colours. Even as I type this, I’m already getting distracted as I look out the window to see what bird just landed in the tree nearby.

Enjoy what nature has to offer these days and check out the schedule of events to be ready when the festival event registration opens on April 15th.

Written by huronfringefest

March 3, 2022 at 10:53 am

Posted in BIRDING

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