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Let's celebrate teachers and students who love birds! Three schools that are registered FeederWatch participants will be randomly selected to win BirdSpotter prizes. Learn how they use FeederWatch in their classrooms and get tips for making birds exciting and accessible for students of all ages!
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!
Congratulations to our final FeederWatch in the Classroom winner for this season, Elizabeth Mullee, and her students at Nut Swamp Elementary in Middletown, NJ! Elizabeth is creating an outdoor classroom for her students, and through FeederWatch, the class has developed a love for birds that inspires them to read, write and get excited about the species that visit their feeders.
Want to plan your photo submissions and see when contest winners are announced? Here's a peek at the contest schedule for this season.
Show us your hungry birds!
Crowd favorites! Send your photos of any species of chickadee or titmouse.
Those extra calories are delicious and nutritious. What birds enjoy a suet feast?
Show us some flying birds!
Show us birds from the cardinal family – that includes grosbeaks, Dickcissels, tanagers, and buntings too!
Birds that some people consider “boring” are the heart of our dataset. Show us your everyday feeder friends!
Do you FeederWatch with someone special, or do you enjoy watching in quiet solitude? Whether it’s with a family member, a pet, or your favorite coffee mug, tell us how you like to FeederWatch!
What has helped you to become a better FeederWatcher? Do you have advice for people looking to get better at attracting, identifying, or counting birds?
Regularly watching your feeder area gives you a greater chance at witnessing an incredible event! Tell us about a memorable moment that occurred at or near your feeders.
What’s your favorite bird to see at your feeders? Do you wait all season for a glimpse of it, or does it come every day? Share with us what makes that species so special to see at your feeders!
Schools winners announced December 21, January 18, and February 15