How do I get an ID number? Data entry is restricted to registered FeederWatch participants. When you sign up online you will be assigned an ID number immediately and can access data entry automatically. When you sign up by mail or phone you will be assigned an ID number that will be activated in 2-3 weeks, and we will mail you the number in your instructional kit. If you are renewing your FeederWatch membership, we will find your existing ID number and match it up using your name and e-mail address. No matter how you sign up, you can start counting birds immediately following our online instructions, and enter data at any time later in the season. You never have to miss a count day just because your ID number isn’t ready. If you have questions about your ID number, click on the “Request Help” button on the Your Data home page and then click on the “contact us” link in the box that comes up.