Counting Birds

Feederwatch

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I know it’s winter when the Project Feederwatch counting opens, which it did this weekend.

We have been Feederwatch participants for several years.  It’s a citizen science project run by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Participants count birds for 2 consecutive days each week from November to  April.  We upload our data to be combined with results from other counters.  The aggregate information is used for trending studies of all sorts, and to track the behavior of bird populations.

Yesterday we had a record 7 cardinals at one time in our yard, an auspicious beginning to the counting season.

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