Does it count as displacement if birds fly off in fright when a hawk or bird of prey approaches the feeder? For this study, we are limiting displacement to when one individual bird tries to take over a resource occupied by another individual bird. Please do not report a displacement unless the source bird is actively taking over the position of the target, for example, one hawk chasing another hawk from a perch, or a shrike chasing a chickadee off a suet block. What do I do if I saw a hawk or other raptor try to depredate a bird in my count site, but I am unsure of the target species? While each predation event is interesting, for the purposes of this study, we are only collecting data on predation events when the identities of both the source and target species are known. Please do not report an interaction unless you are certain about the identity of both birds involved. How can I edit my counts? You can edit any counts, even for past seasons, by clicking the View and Edit Your Previous Counts button on the Your Data home page. Then click on the drop down menu to select the season for which you wish to enter a count. Then click the “Actions” and “Edit” link below the date for the count you want to change. In the FeederWatch app, you can edit counts by tapping the Count History icon and navigating to the count you need to revise. I started a count but didn’t finish. How do I finish entering data for that count? If you select a site and a date, the started count will be saved even if your computer crashes or you quit before submitting anything else. To finish the count, you need to edit the count you started. Follow these instructions for editing a count. I selected the wrong site or date by mistake. How can I fix it? If you wish to switch a count to a different site or a different date, follow these instructions to get to the count you wish to switch. To change the count site, select the correct site from the dropdown menu. To change the date, click the “change dates” link to the right of the dates listed for the count, navigate to the correct date on the calendar, and click the correct dates. Then after you have made the changes you want to make, scroll to the bottom and click the Finish Count button, and then click the Submit button on the next screen. Where are my historical data? You can view all data submitted to Project FeederWatch by clicking the View or Edit Your Previous Counts button on the Your Data home page. If data is missing, one of the following might be the cause. Some of your data were submitted on paper data forms and the forms have not yet been scanned or something happened to the forms making them unscannable. Your ID number was changed. If you are entering data with a different ID number than you have used in the past, please contact us so that the numbers can be merged. You should only ever have one ID number. If data is missing that you think you entered, please Request Technical Support. Why does it say that my site description is incomplete? You need to fill out your site description form every year. Scientists want to assure that participants check each item each year. Consequently, the form does not carry over from one season to the next. If you are getting a message saying the form is incomplete, click the link in the message to go to the form. A grid of numbers on the right side of the page will show you which items still need to be completed. Note that you need to enter “0” counts for the plants if you have none in order for the plant section to be complete. (This is the opposite of how you enter bird counts, where you should never enter a zero count.) You can fill out the form at any time; it is not required for entering data, but you will see the incomplete form message until all the questions have been answered. How can I delete a count site? Only count sites that have never been used can be deleted. Sites you have used in the past have data attached to them and therefore cannot be deleted. If you created a site by mistake and never used it, you can delete by clicking the “More” button at the bottom of the box with the site name. Then click the “delete” link. I have multiple sites for the same location. How can I merge them? We currently do not have a way for you to merge sites. If you have multiple sites for the same location, please Request Technical Support and ask that the sites be merged. How can I rename my count site? To rename a site, go to the Manage/Edit Count Sites page and click the “More” button at the bottom of the box with the site name in it. Then click on “Rename Site.” Managing Your Online Account and Other General Data Entry Questions How do I get an ID number? Why is my ID number attached to a different online account? How did my number get attached to a different online account? Do I have to log out between sessions? My e-mail address changed. How do I update my online account? How do I edit my name, address, and user name in my online account? Entering Data An error occurred when I was entering data and now I can’t get back to the page. How do I enter the rest of my count? Why can’t I enter a separate tally for each of my two count days? What do I do if I forget to record the weather conditions for a particular date? Can I enter data from a past season? Why can’t I enter “0” counts? When I enter my count, why do I get a message saying that the count is too high? Why won’t the “Add a Species” button work? I tried to “Add a Species” but I don’t see the species on my checklist. What is “taxonomic” order? How were the species on my regional bird checklist selected? Editing or Correcting Data How can I edit my counts? I started a count but didn’t finish. How do I finish entering data for that count? I selected the wrong site or date by mistake. How can I fix it? Where are my historical data? Creating or Editing Count Sites Why does it say that my site description is incomplete? How can I delete a count site? I have multiple sites for the same location. How can I merge them? How can I rename my count site? How can I correct the location of my site that is mapped on the Manage/Edit Counts Sites page? I moved. How do I change sites? Behavioral Interactions Does it count as displacement if birds fly off in fright when a hawk or bird of prey approaches the feeder? What do I do if I saw a hawk or other raptor try to depredate a bird in my count site, but I am unsure of the target species? If you don’t find the answer to your question here or if you need further assistance, please Request Technical Support (requires login).