Researchers have used FeederWatch data in the following scientific publications:
Fighting over food unites the birds of North America in a continental dominance hierarchy. 2017. E. T. Miller, D. N. Bonter, C. Eldermire, B. G. Freeman, E. I. Greig, L. J. Harmon, C. Lisle, W. M. Hochachka. BioRxiv, posted January 30, 2017. View summary.
Climate change in our backyards: the reshuffling of North America’s winter bird communities. 2014. K. Prince and B. Zuckerberg. Global Change Biology. 21:572-585.
Substitutable habitats? The biophysical and anthropogenic drivers of an exotic bird’s distribution. 2013. A. Y. Davis, N. Malas and E. S. Minor. Biological Invasions.
Effects of the emerald ash borer invasion on four species of birds. 2013. W. D. Koenig, A. M. Liebhold, D. N. Bonter, W. M. Hochachka, and J. L. Dickinson. Biological Invasions.
Data validation in citizen science: A case study from Project FeederWatch. 2012. D. N. Bonter and C. B. Cooper. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10:305307.
From backyard observations to continentwide trends: Lessons from the first 22 years of Project FeederWatch. 2012. D. N. Bonter. In Citizen Science: Public participation in environmental research. J.L Dickinson and R. Bonney (Eds). Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
The early bird gets earlier: A phenological shift in migration timing of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in the State of Wisconsin. 2012. G. M. Jones, B. Zuckerberg, A. T. Paulios. The Passenger Pigeon 74:131-140.
Climatic constraints on wintering bird distributions are modified by urbanization and weather. 2011. B. Zuckerberg, D. N. Bonter, W. M. Hochachka, W. D. Koenig, A. T. DeGaetano, J. L. Dickinson. Journal of Animal Ecology 80:403-413. View a summary.
Invasive birds in a novel landscape: habitat associations and effects on established species. 2010. D. N. Bonter, B. Zuckerberg, and J. L. Dickinson. Ecography 33:494-502. Abstract.
Spatial variation in an avian host community: Implications for disease dynamics. 2009. S. L. States, W. M. Hochachka, and A. A. Dhondt. Ecohealth 6:540-545.
A citizen science approach to ornithological research: Twenty years of watching backyard birds. 2009. D.N. Bonter and W. M. Hochachka. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics: 453-458. Abstract.
Winter survey data reveal rangewide decline in Evening Grosbeak populations. 2008. D. N. Bonter and M. G. Harvey. The Condor 110:376-381. View a summary.
Contrasting natural experiments confirm competition between House Finches and House Sparrows. 2007. C. B. Cooper, W. M. Hochachka, and A. A. Dhondt. Ecology 88(4):864-870. View a summary.
Combined data of Project FeederWatch and the Christmas Bird Count indicate declines of chickadees and corvids: Possible impacts of West Nile virus. 2002–2003. D. N. Bonter and W. M. Hochachka. American Birds 22–25.
Do feeder counts reliably indicate bird population changes? 21 years of winter bird counts in Ontario, Canada. 2002. D. Lepage and C. M. Francis. The Condor 104:255–270. View a summary.
Host range and dynamics of mycoplasmal conjunctivitis among birds in North America. 2001. B. K. Hartup, A. A. Dhondt, Keila Sydenstricker, W. M. Hochachka, and G. V. Kollias. Journal of Wildlife Disease 37(1):72–81. View a summary.
Density dependent decline of host abundance resulting from a new infectious disease. 2000. W. M. Hochachka and A. A. Dhondt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 97(10):5303–5306. View a summary.
Thinking scientifically during participation in a citizen-science project. 2000. D. Trumbull, R. Bonney, D. Bascom, and A. Cabral. Science Education. 84:265–275. View the Abstract.
Irruptive migration of Common Redpolls. 1999. W. Hochachka, J. V. Wells, K. V. Rosenberg, D. L. Tessaglia-Hymes, and A. A. Dhondt. The Condor 101(2):195–204. View a summary.
Risk factors associated with Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in House Finches. 1998. B. K. Hartup, H. O. Mohammed, G. V. Kollias, and A. A. Dhondt. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(2):281–288.
Epidemic Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches from Eastern North America. 1998. A. A. Dhondt, D. L. Tessaglia, and R. Slothower. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(2):265–280. View a summary.
FeederWatch: An example of a Student-Scientist Partnership. 1997. R. Bonney and A. A. Dhondt. Chapter 3 In: Internet Links for Science Education: Student-Science Partnerships. Karen C. Cohen, ed. Plenum Press, New York.
Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in wild songbirds: The spread of a new contagious disease in a mobile host population. 1997. R. Fischer, D. E. Stallknecht, M. Page Luttrell, A. A. Dhondt, and K A. Converse. Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases 3(1):69–72.
Feeder counts as indicators of spatial and temporal variation in winter abundance of resident birds. 1997. J. V. Wells, K. V. Rosenberg, E. H. Dunn, D. L. Tessaglia, and A. A. Dhondt. Journal of Field Ornithology 69(4):577–586.
Population cycles in the Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius). 1996. J. V. Wells, K. V. Rosenberg, D. L. Tessaglia, and A. A. Dhondt. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74:2062–2069.
Predation of birds at feeders in winter. 1994. E. H. Dunn and D. L. Tessaglia. Journal of Field Ornithology 65(1):8–16.
Bird mortality from striking residential windows in winter. 1993. E. H. Dunn. Journal of Field Ornithology 64(3):302–309.
Are Pine Grosbeaks increasing at feeders in Ontario? 1989. E. H. Dunn. Ontario Birds 7:87–97.