This month, early arriving spring migrants will include tree swallows, blue-gray gnatcatchers, Northern parulas, Louisiana water thrushes, yellow-throated warblers and others. By month’s end, everybody’s favorite, the ruby-throated hummingbird, will be here. Whip-poor-wills will start calling across North Georgia.
The great northward waves of neo-tropical birds will come in April and May, filling Georgia’s fields and woods with bright color, song and activity. For tips on where to see the migrants, visit the Atlanta Audubon Society at www.atlantaaudubon.org. A good guide is the book “Birding Georgia” by Giff Beaton.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be new on Wednesday. Venus rises in the east about an hour before sunrise. Mars is low in the southwest at dusk. Jupiter and Saturn are low in the east just before dawn.