Tampa, Florida

Nature Happenings

• Shorebird migration builds and waterfowl migration starts.
• Purple Martins begin heading south (adults by the start of the month, juveniles by the end of the month).
• Broad-winged Hawk migration begins.
• Chimney Swifts can be seen in large flocks over chimneys at dusk.
• Second brood of hummingbirds begin to appear at feeders early- to mid-month.
• American Goldfinches are fledging late this month.
• Migration begins for Ospreys and raptors.
• Early warblers (Cape May, Tennessee, Magnolia, Blackburnian) are migrate southward.
• The peak of Ruby-throated Hummingbird fall migration is mid-August.
• Carolina Chickadees begin forming pairs (protracted during non-breedng season).
• Perseids Meteor shower is mid-month.