"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, November 26, 2012

Project FeederWatch is underway

Nutmeg Mannikins flock to a backyard feeder in Mission Viejo. Photo by J.J. Meyer
You don’t have to don a vest or even own a floppy hat to count birds for science.  Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, parks and nature centers.   To participate, simply count the birds you see at your feeders during any two-day period from November through early April and post your counts on the Project FeederWatch website.  Your data helps scientists track the movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Project FeederWatch is sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.  Click the box to the right to join.

Happy Birding!

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