The FeederWatch season starts November 1. If you haven’t signed up yet, sign up today!
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
Learn how to help birds as they seek out food sources, nesting habitat, protection, and more
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
These are exemplary FeederWatchers!
Send us your photos! Show us your count site, your birds, or you watching your site with loved ones!
Visit our live FeederWatch feedercams!
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
Stuarts Draft, Virginia, USA
My yard (a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat) provides food, water (heated bath in winter), shelter and places for birds to rear their young. On December 15, we had a storm with intermittent sleet, freezing rain and snow. I watched many species of birds from my windows feeding at my feeding stations. When I would go outside to refill feeders as necessary and spread more black oil sunflowers seeds on the ground the birds would fly to nearby shrubs and trees and watch me. Once I went back inside they would return to feed again. This image, taken thru a window, shows a few Pine Siskins that are fall and winter residents by me. They were evidently enjoying what my bird restaurant had on the menu that stormy day.
Category 4: Habitat Around the Home
Species: Pine Siskin
Pine Siskins feeding during a winter storm of sleet, freezing rain and snow.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.