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Project Feeder Watch starts Saturday, 12 November

November 10, 2016

This popped into my blog editor inbox today, so I’m passing it along to those many folks who feed birds during the winter. [Chuck Almdale]

Project FeederWatch eNews

November 10, 2016

The FeederWatch season begins Saturday

The 30th season of Project FeederWatch begins this Saturday, November 12. We look forward to hearing about the birds in your yards. Your counts are contributing to a 30-year dataset that helps researchers monitor populations of feeder birds by learning which birds are visiting your count sites and which birds are missing. Sign up now!

Special offer from Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited wants to offset some of your FeederWatch membership fee! They are giving all FeederWatchers a $15 discount on a purchase of $50 or more. We will send instructions for accessing the discount to registered participants soon. If you haven’t signed up yet, you will receive instructions for redeeming the coupon once you sign up. We are thankful to Wild Birds Unlimited for providing this special offer just for FeederWatchers participating in our 30th year, so be sure to thank them for supporting us when you visit their stores!

Anniversary edition of BirdSpotter is underway!

Have you taken a photo of birds with food or at your feeder? You could be a winner! Each season FeederWatch hosts the BirdSpotter photo contest that highlights backyard feeder birds. Enter your submission to BirdSpotter today. The first submission period closes on November 17. Even if you are not a photographer, please visit the website and vote for your favorites!

Registered FeederWatchers also can win BirdSpotter prizes from Wild Birds Unlimited and the Cornell Lab by sharing their best tips, stories, and bird-watching memories. The first of four categories asks FeederWatchers to share tips for distracting and/or discouraging our  familiar feeder visitors—chipmunks and squirrels! The submission period for this category runs from November 13-23. Simply enter your bird counts, look for the contest information, and click the “Enter to Win!” button on the Count Summary page to participate.

FeederWatch Cam back online

The Ontario FeederWatch cam returns this year with a bang. During the offseason our cam hosts Tammie and Ben Haché completely rebuilt the feeder platform for better viewing of both the birds and the hanging feeders (supplied by cam sponsor Perky-Pet®). Watch cam.

Project FeederWatch is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada. Project FeederWatch is sponsored in the U.S. and Canada by Wild Birds Unlimited and in Canada by Armstrong Bird Food

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit organization supported by friends and members. Our mission is to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading national charitable organization dedicated to bird research and conservation. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science based advocacy.


Project FeederWatch Contact Information

For U.S. participants:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Project FeederWatch
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.,
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 254-2427

For Canadian participants:
Bird Studies Canada/Etudes d’Oiseaux Canada
P.O. Box 160,
Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
(519) 586-3531
Toll Free: 1-888-448-BIRD (2473)

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