Monday, November 21, 2005
Project FeederWatch begins!
For the second year, I am involved with Project FeederWatch, run by Cornell University Department of Ornithology. Here's what you do:
1. Sign up for Project FeederWatch in the spring or summer. (The program runs from November to March)
2. Count the birds at your feeders for 2 consecutive days a week, between15 minutes to 8 hours a day.
3. Report your findings to Cornell, either by paper forms or online data entry.
The university then takes the data from the counters and uses it to track trends, abundance or absence of all the different types of birds that visit feeders. They have been doing this for many years, and it has really helped them in seeing a broader picture of where the birds are (or aren't).
This is the link to the FeederWatch home page.