Even in the midst of winter, there are birding discoveries to be made. I hope you’ll make a habit of a weekly stop at Feederwatch. Maybe even consider getting involved yourself. It’s not too late.
So how do you get involved? If you have a bird feeder that you keep filled all winter–and a little time to watch it, you’re set to go. Just visit feederwatch.org. The cost for your registration and materials is $18.00 this year. Feederwatch offers a great chance for all of us to be scientists in our own backyard. The info we report, often sighting the same birds each week, when added to all the other observerations across the country, really does help ornithologists keep track of what’s happening with the birds.
Bird Club members, Paula and Ned, have been feeder watch reporters in the past and we’re looking forward to their reports again this year, but if you’d like to share your sightings, please do so. From time to time, I’ll even report on what’s happening at my own backyard feeders. Pictures are also welcome.