Sunday, November 05, 2006

Please Join Cornell's Project Feeder Watch

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada collect information about birds that come to feeders. The next Project Feeder Watch starts on November 11. I first learned about Cornell's various feeder projects on Mary Ann's blog, Five Wells. I'm joining in for the first time. It looks like a lot of fun and is a great and easy way to help with their research.

The number of participants who have enrolled this year is currently lower than last year. The Lab has asked us to post this notice:
Project FeederWatch needs your help to keep track of the birds at your feeders this winter. Count birds as often as two days each week from November 11 to April 6. Your counts will help scientists monitor changes in feeder bird populations. New participants receive a research kit with easy to follow instructions, the FeederWatcher's handbook, a bird-identification poster, a calendar, and a subscription to the newsletter of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (U.S.) or Bird Studies Canada (Canada). For more information or to sign up in the U.S., please visit http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/ or call (800) 843-2473; if in Canada, please visit http://www.bsc-eoc.org/national/pfw.html or call (888) 448-2473. A $15 fee ($35 in Canada) makes the program possible.
See also Mike's excellent post Commence Project Feederwatch 2006 on 10000 Birds.

1 comment:

I_Wonder said...

Thanks for the reminder about this.