This will be my third year participating in Project FeederWatch. The season begins in just two days on Saturday, November 13. If you are not familiar with Project FeederWatch, in a nutshell it is a winter-long survey / count of birds throughout North America from November through April. It is operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada. Data is submitted weekly by FeederWatchers, people like me (or you?) who enjoy watching and feeding wild birds. The data is used to measure changes in the winter ranges and abundances of bird species over time. If you would like to learn more about Project FeederWatch, click here. There is a $15 participation fee.
I have just entered my count site information – a description of the feeding area I have set up and that I will be watching. And, I have put up this year’s calendar – next to last year’s because I like to compare my notes against last year’s. If I had room, I would hang all three years.
|View of pond and Sapsucker Woods|
|View of feeding station.|