Since I love feeding and watching my feathered friends, I decided to become a “citizen scientist” and help Cornell Lab of Ornithology count birds.
I joined the Project FeederWatch program. There is a small fee to join and then they send you a calendar of birds to watch for by month, a poster with all the common birds of North America, and instructions for how to count the birds at your feeder. I, in turn, will count the birds at my feeder and log the information at their Website (you can also fill out paper forms and mail them in).
Become a citizen scientist! Find out more about the program at FeederWatch.org.
Bird counts started on November 12 and run through April, but it’s not too late to start.
What birds are you seeing this month in your yard?