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
These are exemplary FeederWatchers!
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
Tualatin, OR, USA
I’ve attached two pictures of one of the dark-eyed juncos that comes to my feeder that has very unusual plumage – a lot more white mottling on the back than is typical for the juncos I see.
I have a number of dark-eyed juncos that come to my feeder, but this fellow has unusual plumage - the mottled white on his back is unlike any of the other juncos
This bird is leucistic. Meaning that some of its feather lack pigment.
We have a junco with the top of his head irregular white. Posting since we’re in Pendleton, not too far as the bird flies, from Tualatin. I was a wildlife bio and said to my husband, “Hey, there’s a melanistic bird!”
No luck with a photo so far.
I have a dark-eyed junco with patches of white on its head and one wing. Everything else seems typical. Kinda bossy with the others!
Clarksville Arkansas. January 12, 2024
We have a similar bird in Selah, Wa. Appears to be a Junco, has mottled head feathers, a little more pinkish sides than the others.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.