Put up a Feeder, Count Birds, Enter your Data

What is FeederWatch?

Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a November-April survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. You don’t even need a feeder! All you need is an area with plantings, habitat, water, or food that attracts birds. The schedule is completely flexible. Count your birds for as long as you like on days of your choosing, then enter your counts online. Your counts allow you to track what is happening to birds around your home and contribute to a continental data-set of bird distribution and abundance.

This is the perfect project for someone who likes birds, wants to learn more about them and wishes to contribute to scientific knowledge. Check out www.FeederWatch.org where you will find information on joining and access to a free on-line bird identification guide. You can also read about other people’s experience since joining FeederWatch.