March Nature Happenings in the Great Lakes Region

  • Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
  • Southwest winds bring migrating Turkey Vultures and hawks into the area.
  • Common Loons begin to arrive in Northern Ontario in mid-March.
  • Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs and Chorus Frogs begin calling late in the month.
  • Sandhill Cranes can be seen migrating north.
  • Killdeer and Great Blue Herons return from over-wintering in early March.
  • Peak of spring waterfowl migration.
  • Bald Eagles and Screech Owls are sitting on their eggs.
  • Woodcocks are doing courtship flights in late March.
  • Mourning Doves are nesting.
  • Phoebe’s return late in the month.
  • Goldfinches begin to molt into their brilliant yellow plumage.