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
Bird Studies Canada
P.O. Box 160
Port Rowan, ON
Telephone: 1-888-448-2473 (toll-free)
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.