This will be my second year participating in Project Feederwatch. It is a winterlong survey of birds that visit my yard and feeders. Project Feederwatch is operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It runs from November thru April, last year I tried to count every weekend I was home. You have to count two consecutive days. I would also try to count for a half an hour to an hour. I liked counting early in the
morning or later in the day. That is when I usually have more birds at my feeders. I have my feeders positioned on my deck so I am able to watch them from my kitchen and dining room windows. I am also able to get some pretty good photos of them at my feeders. Once a week I turn in my count to Cornell Project Feederwatch website. You can see the results for your state and across the USA.
I thought it was fun, I was able to use my Birds of North America field guide to id some birds. Sometimes I would see new birds but most of the birds are regular visitors to my yard. It would be a great activity for children.
Here is Cornell’s website, if you are interested.
Cornell's Project Feedwatch
For awhile counting birds will be a part of My World to see more photos go and see That's My World. Thanks to the hosting team of Sandy, Klaus, Louise, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.
My backyard feeder bird mosaics are my entry for Mosaic Monday. GO and visit Mary at the Little Red House to see more wonderful mosaics.
Thanks Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday, it is a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping at my blog and checking out my Mosaic Monday.