BirdSpotter is our way of rewarding all of you who help Project FeederWatch learn about birds in your backyard Sign up for Project FeederWatch and help us reach this year's goal of 25k active FeederWatch participants!.
Show us some uncommon visitors to your backyard.Enter Your Photo
We are celebrating Project FeederWatch's 30th anniversary by honoring our long-term participants. Veteran FeederWatchers who have been with the program for 10, 20, and 30 years will be randomly selected to win BirdSpotter prizes. Learn how these "lifers" got started with FeederWatch and get their time-tested tips for attracting a diversity birds to your backyard.
Registered FeederWatchers can win BirdSpotter prizes by simply entering data and sharing their best tips, stories, and bird-watching memories. When participants submit bird counts, they will see a "Share your story" prompt and an "Enter to Win" button on their Count Summary page. Four different prompts will be advertised throughout the contest and winners will be randomly selected. Not a FeederWatcher? Join now!
Our final Data Entry Contest question asked people to share how they got started bird feeding and with FeederWatch. Congratulations to Maria D'Agostino of Anchorage, Alaska! Maria recently discovered FeederWatch in a serendipitous manner, while on a cross-country road trip. Books, brunch, and birds intersect in her fun story! Read more...
Want to plan your photo submissions and see when contest winners are announced? Here's a peak at the contest schedule for this season.
Show us your hungry birds!
Squirrels and chipmunks can gobble seed and scare off birds at the feeder. Share your tips for discouraging and/or distracting these cute marauders.
Keeping feathers clean is important and refreshing.
What birds enjoy the sweeter side of life?
Did that really just happen? FeederWatch is full of eye witness moments when we cannot believe our eyes. Share your stories of unexpected encounters and interesting bird behaviors.
Show us your "regulars."
Those extra calories are delicious and nutritious. What birds enjoy a suet feast?
What makes your count site special? Do you have a bird feeding station that draws in a crowd? Native plants that make your birds sing? Share what makes your count site a bird-friendly haven.
Let's take off — show us some flying birds!
What birds enjoy company?
Feeding birds can be a practice passed down from generation to generation, and for others it is a newly discovered interest. Share your FeederWatch "origin" story.
Show us some uncommon visitors to your backyard.