Monday, January 7th, 2013...12:55 pm

Project FeederWatch

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There is a new project this winter for those of any age and skill level in North America who love birds and who have bird feeders or have access to watching bird feeders. It is called Project FeederWatch and is sponsored by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada/Etudes d’Oiseaux.

FeederWatchers are asked to periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from now through early April 2013 and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. The information that is sent in helps scientists track winter bird movements and shows long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance

There is a small fee for participants who will then receive a bird watching kit that contains all the instructions plus a bird publication for either the US or Canadian participants. The data collected with your help will appear in scientific journals.

This is something many of TheGardenLady readers might enjoy doing during the quiet gardening months in winter.

For all the information, check out Project FeederWatch.

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