You can help scientists through Project FeederWatch by counting the birds you see at your backyard feeder from November through early April.
FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders and send their counts to Project FeederWatch.
FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.
You can count birds as often as every week, or as infrequently as you like. The schedule is completely flexible. All you need is a bird feeder, bird bath or plantings that attract birds.
There is an $18 annual participation fee for U.S. residents.
The participation fee covers materials, staff support, web design, data analysis and the year-end report (Winter Bird Highlights). Project FeederWatch is supported almost entirely by participation fees. Without the support of participants, this project wouldn’t be possible.