|Project Feeder Watch
Here is something you may be very interested in.
You already watch your birds at your feeders, right? This is an opportunity to help scientists keep track of where wild birds are during winter.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Bird Studies Canada collaborate together on Project Feeder Watch.
How it works is, people sign-up, watch the birds at their feeder (which you probably do often already ;)), then log back into the website and enter what you saw that day. You can report as many days or as few, as you like.
Scientists use this information to track the movements of wild birds during the winter months.
It is easy to sign-up and they don’t require a lot of info from you. You can read more about this project and join at Project Feeder Watch
If you are feeling a little insecure about whether you will be able to identify all the birds at your feeders everyday, there is a birding software tool that will help tremendously.
You download it to your computer or get the USB drive, it makes it easy discovering who those birds are at your feeders.
It’s called Thayer Birding Software
. I purchased mine a month ago and love it! It has so much more too other than help you identify birds. Which is enough in itself. Have a look for yourself here.