The 35th season of Project FeederWatch begins Saturday, November 13th.
FeederWatch data is used to detect shifts in the numbers and distributions of winter birds in the United States and Canada.
At the same time, participants gain new insight into bird activity in their own yard.
FeederWatch participants make periodic two-day counts from November through April and can spend as much or as little time as they like collecting data. Even counting birds once or twice all winter has value.
Project FeederWatch is a joint research and education project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada. To participate visit the FeederWatch website. The participation fee is $18 ($15 for Cornell Lab members).
Photos, from above: Blue Jay by Kim Caruso; and Black-capped Chickadee by Craig Nevers.