Information collected at your backyard feeder can help scientists determine how bird populations are changing across the continent information that is crucial for effective bird conservation programs.
Once every two weeks from November through March Project FeederWatch participants count the birds that appear at their feeders and submit the data to Bird Studies Canada, Nature Canada's Important Bird Areas partner. For a $35 registration fee, "FeederWatchers" receive a poster of common winter birds, a bird calendar, the Birdwatch Canada newsletter (4 times/year), an instruction booklet and data report forms. Data can also be entered over the Internet.
To join Project FeederWatch and turn your backyard hobby into valuable bird conservation research contact
You can also register online through the Project FeederWatch Web site.
Project FeederWatch is a joint education/conservation project of Bird Studies Canada, Nature Canada and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.