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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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
Ocean City, MD, USA
I have been admiring all the beautiful pictures that the participants have been sharing. I especially like the birds sitting in colorful bushes and trees–because my site has no colorful bushes or colorful trees. I decided to use my neighbor’s Red bud tree–to practice. I quickly realized that it is not easy!!! So congrats to all of you that have succeeded in capturing both the bird and the blossoms-both in focus–and sharing the ‘works of art’ that you have posted.The RedBud tree blossoms are on their way out now–but I did manage to end up with this one shot– lots more practice needed😉
Joining FeederWatch has been the best thing I have done this year.! Thanks for the
‘ likes’ that you have left on some of my pictures- Makes this old lady happy!
Species: Northern Mockingbird
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