Erie, Pennsylvania

Frank & Cheryl Zalik

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Village West #17,
3330 W. 26th
Erie, PA 16506

Phone: (814) 838-5145
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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October Nature Happenings

Oct. 5: Full Moon, Oct. 19: New Moon.

Oct. 8-9: Draconids meteor shower.

Oct. 21-22: Orionids meteor shower.

Migration numbers swell for Yellow-rumped Warblers, Brown Creepers, Winter Wrens, Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets.

Migrating Hermit, Swainson’s and Gray-cheeked Thrushes can be seen feeding on wild grapes, crab apples, and other fall fruits.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have mostly left the area; occasional stragglers may be seen early in the month.

Hummingbirds seen after October 10th should be reported as they may be rare visitors from the west. CLICK HERE for more information.

First migrating owls, including the Saw Whet and Short-eared Owls, appear.

Chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and jays are caching seeds and nuts for the winter.

Juncos and White-throated Sparrows become common at feeders.  Provide seed for them in ground feeders.

Raptor migration peaks.  Consider a trip to Hawk Mountain, PA: www.hawkmountain.org

Fall colors peak this month.

Monarch migration finishes early in the month.

Chipmunks and squirrels busy gathering and storing food for winter.

Milkweed pods open and spread their seeds.

Flowers open on witch-hazel, one of our latest blooming shrubs.