Daily Archives: August 25, 2014

When should I take my hummingbird feeder down?

If you think you may have left your hummingbird feeder up too long in the fall, you can rest assured.  The hummingbirds know when it is time to migrate.  The directions on the feeder and prepared food box may state to leave up until September. That may hold true for Wyoming or North Dakota, but I doubt if it has any merit in Southern California.  Jerry Horak, a former Threatened/Endangered specialist for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, stationed in the Emporia Research Office, gave me some sage advice many years ago.

Leave your feeders up for one week after you see your last hummer.

Hummingbirds in migration will be looking for those little snack stations for added boosts of energy during their southward journey.

Phil Taunton,

KVOE What’s in Outdoors

Southeast Kansas Regional Director of Kansas Wildlife Federation

Positions Open at Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Join eBird & the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

We have two new positions at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, one for an iOS developer and another for an Android developer to work on eBird and Merlin. Upcoming projects will focus on improving the ability to enter checklists from the field and extending the Merlin app to add image-recognition functionality for identifying birds in the field with photos that were “just taken”. Both positions will work closely with the eBird and Merlin project leaders, UI designers, application developers, database administrators, computer scientists in a collaborative development environment. For more information, visit this eBird and scroll down.