*Project Feeder Watch starts and extends until April, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
* An average of 10% of our rainfall falls in November.
* Temperatures can be cold this month with freezing nights.
*Feeding fats helps protect birds against potentially life-threatening loss of muscle mass: get out your suet and bark butter feeders.
* Clean up fallen leaves and dead fruit as they can harbor insect eggs and fungus spores over the winter. Do leave standing grasses and perennials as cover and possible food sources for your birds.
* Feeders get busier as the month progresses.
* Waterfowl migration peaks this month.
* Open water is important if there's an early freeze. Put up heated bird baths for a winter water source.
* Northern Flicker numbers are increasing. Put out a roosting box to prevent them from pecking on your house.
* Winter patterns of behavior become notable. Birds begin to flock.
* In some areas of our region, bushtits come in large groups to suet feeders.
* The 2020 Leonid meteor shower is active from November 5th through the 30th and will peak during the early morning hours of November 16 and 17.