Find out what Project FeederWatch is, its history, and more
Find out how you FeederWatch, when you can FeederWatch, and what you'll need to do to get started
Review these instructions carefully before you count and enter data
Find out about types of feeders and types of foods, and where to place your feeder
Feeding Birds FAQs
Explore the winter distribution, food, and feeder preferences of common feeder birds.
Find out about color and plumage variations, bald heads, and deformed bills
Unusual Birds Gallery
Find out about bird disease and identifying the signs of bird disease
Sick Birds Gallery
Find out how to identify birds and download identification tools
Find educational resources for teachers, group leaders, and families
Find an article archive packed with lots of great bird study information
Learn about house finch eye disease
Review content from current and past BirdSpotter photo contests
Keep up to date with the latest FeederWatch happenings
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology feeders
Ontario (winter only)
See what birds occur the most by region
Explore species by state/province
See where FeederWatchers are
Graphs of regional population trends and distributions
Explore papers that have used FeederWatch data
Lab scientists analyze the data submitted by FeederWatch participants.
See birds well outside their winter range submitted to Project FeederWatch.
Start here for data entry and personal data review and exploration
Keep live track of your counts using the FeederWatch mobile app
Charlotte, NC, United States
A flash of yellow gold caught my attention on a recent snowy day as I sat at my window counting birds for feederwatch. Merlin and my favorite birding book confirmed my Oriole hunch. A quick email, including a hasty snapshot brought confirmation from local birding experts. It’s amazing to see such an infrequent visitor show up at backyard feeders.
Category 7: Bold, Bright, and Beautiful
I’ve come a long way and I sure am hungry!
Wow! That is very special. I wonder if she joined a Baltimore Oriole group in the mid-west for migration. I currently have a first year male Baltimore Oriole that did not migrate and came to the feeder in December. I am providing jelly mixed with dried crushed mealworms and ground sunflower seeds. It seems to be sustaining him thru these cold and snowy days in Pennsylvania.
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