Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
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Project FeederWatch

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada, National Audubon Society, Nature Canada

Contact Information:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-254-2427, 800-843-2473 (BIRD)
[email protected]

Year Started:

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the highest numbers of each species they see at their feeders from November through early April. FeederWatch helps scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Subject Area(s):

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Population Health
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Habitat Protection
GIS mapping/monitoring
Collectors and users

# of Volunteers:
1000's (includes all Cornell programs)

Volunteer Services:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Online training
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Other - Research Kits
Group website
Data analysis and reporting
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors

Accepting New Volunteers?


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