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September 20, 2012: Fall Bird Migration
Summer is on its way out, and the fall bird migration has already begun. Some species begin to move through Maryland as early as July, heading south where resources are more plentiful in the upcoming months; many more will hang on until November or December. For others, the Chesapeake Bay is their final winter destination.
Whether you are a serious birder or simply enjoy watching the parade of visitors pass by, this is an important time to do your part to support migrating birds. Here’s what you can do to support migratory birds on their journey:
- Plant native plants that provide food and shelter
- Provide a water source year-round
- Limit pesticide and herbicide use
- Keep your cats indoors
For more tips on how to transform your backyard into a haven for these beautiful birds, click here.