We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
The Village at Waugh Chapel,
1304 Main Chapel Way
Gambrills, MD 21054
Phone: (410) 451-6876
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
• Bats are busy feeding, building fat for hibernation and migration.
• Wooly Caterpillars are out and about.
• September is an important migration month.
• Blackbird flocks can number in the thousands.
• Fall migration peaks for warblers and others.
• Peak of Blue-winged Teal migration.
• Ruby-crowned Kinglets appear.
• American Goldfinches visit flower beds with Coneflower, Black-eyed Susans and other seed-producing flowers.
• Most hummingbirds depart by the end of month.
• Robins are in large flocks, feeding on crab apples.
• Asters are still in bloom.
• Goldenrod and Ragweed are still in bloom. It’s not the Goldenrod that’s making you sneeze.
• Autumn colors peak in the third week of October.
• Groundhogs feeding heavily for hibernation.
• White-tailed Deer bucks go into rut.
• This is the month to install and repair nest boxes for use next year.
• Waterfowl migration continues to build.
• Ruby-throated Hummingbirds depart this month.
• Look for Rufous Hummingbirds to arrive in Maryland and Virginia.
• Most Wood Ducks migrate south this month. A few stay to over winter.
• Juncos and White-throated Sparrows become common at feeders.
• Orionids meteor shower is late-October.
• Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
• Christmas Bird Count is this month, birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count
• Tundra Swans arrive.
• Hawks and other raptors are still migrating through the area.
• This is a great time to teach chickadees and titmice to feed from your hand.
• Purple Finches can be seen at feeders.
• Watch for late waterfowl migrants such as Canvasbacks, mergansers, Ruddy Ducks and Common Goldeneyes.
• Geminid Meteor Shower is mid-month.