Hudson River Audubon Society
Lenoir Nature Preserve
2017 to April 1, 2018
PROJECT FEEDER WATCH
Please come and join us for Project FeederWatch in the "observation" room at the Lenoir Nature Preserve. It's fun to sit there looking out the big window and counting the birds, along with socializing and munching on bagels. We record our findings. The results are then sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. FeederWatch is a citizen science program sponsored by the Cornell University Ornithology Lab. We do the count for at least two hours on two consecutive days, every two weeks.
Feeder watching helps us learn more about the birds at our feeders. Our observations help scientists at the Ornithology Lab monitor long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. It has also become a great social event! At each FeederWatch session we usually have refreshments (e.g. bagels or donuts) provided by the person in charge of that particular session.
Our first session will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 and we will finish in April 1, 2018. We will count for two hours, two days in a row, approximately every two weeks. Below are the dates and leaders for FeederWatch. Contact each leader to find the hours they will cover the feeders.
If you are interested in being a leader for a day, or if you have any questions, please contact Carol Lange at 914 668-5101, or email
Friday, February 16, host Yvonne
Saturday February 17, host Jackie
Saturday March 3, host
Kelli and Michael
Sunday March 4, host Fran and friend
Saturday March 17, host
Judi and Saul 10 AM to Noon
Sunday March 18, host, Mary Noon to 2 PM
Friday, March 30, host
Saturday March 31, host Carol
-+FeederWatch times are chosen by the day's leaders and will be available approximately a week ahead of time. To be placed on the email announcements of times, please send your email address to CarolLange@aol.com. If you received these time announcements last year, you're already on the list and do not have to re-register.
For the exact times, please contact Carol Lange at 914 668-5101 or CarolLange@aol.com a few days before each session to find out the exact time. We look forward to seeing you!
Maximum of each species seen in each paired observation days.
|Species||Nov 11 and 12||Nov 25 and 26||Dec 9 and 10||Dec 22 and 23||Jan 7 and 6||Jan 20 and 21||Feb 3 and 4||Feb 16 and 17||March 3 and 4||March 17 and 18||March 30 and 31|
|Great Horned Owl|
|American Tree Sparrow|
|Black-capped Chickadee||Northern Cardinal||American Goldfinch (winter)||American Goldfinch (molting)|
|Dark-eyed Junco||White-throated Sparrow||House Sparrow (female)||House Sparrow (male)|
|House Finch (male)||Purple Finch (female)||Downy Woodpecker||Hairy Woodpecker|
|Chipping Sparrow (rare in winter)||Red-bellieed Woodpecker||Red-breasted Nuthatch||White-breasted Nuthatch|
|Fox Sparrow||Pine Siskin||Song sparrow||American Tree Sparrow|
|Brown-headed Cowbird||Red-winged Blackbird||Blue Jay||Mourning Dove|
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