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
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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
Stephen & Judy Shelasky
Longmeadow, MA, United States
Well, what excitement this past week! We were invaded by hundreds of first of season birds beginning with loads of Common Grackles and soon followed by tons of Brown-headed Cowbirds and barrels full of Red-winged Blackbirds! It felt like Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”, only this wasn’t on a movie screen but real life! We half expected to see Tippy Hendron dashing up and banging on our front door! With each passing day more and more arrived until it seemed like they were shoulder to tail covering every inch of our yard. And, of course, every few minutes, they would all take off as one to the tops of our trees only to return again in a matter of a few more minutes.
Blackbirds & Thrushes
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