Project FeederWatch starts today, November 13th.
I am all signed up and look forward to counting the birds that visit my feeders for science. This project monitors the abundance of North American birds.
It is pretty easy. I choose two consecutive days to count, I choose Saturday and Sunday. I look out my window periodically during those days and count the birds. I record the highest number seen at one time of each species. This number I will enter online.
The numbers from Project FeederWatch have begun used in numerous scientific studies. By participating in this project, we are doing Citizen Science. It only costs $15 a year to support and take part in the project.
Or you can download the manual and tally sheet to keep records for your own knowledge and enjoyment. The tallies can be entered into your naturalist’s journal.
I’ll be posting about my FeederWatching throughout the winter.
Male Cardinal at my tray feeder with a peanut in his mouth