Hudson River Audubon Society
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Feeder Watch

November, 2010 to March 30, 2020 
Schedule Below 
Feeder Birds


   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 10, 2018 and we will finish in March 30, 2019. 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

Nov. 9  Kelli and Michael  10-12
Nov. 10  Carol  12-2
Nov. 23 Jackie 2-4
Nov. 24 Ruth 10-12
Dec. 7 Kathy and James 11-1
Dec. 8 Mary 2-4
Dec. 21 Linda and Hal 2-4
Dec. 22 Carol  2-4
Jan. 4 Ruth  10-noon
Jan. 5 Mary  2 pm - 4pm
Jan. 18 Linda Brunner 11 am - 1 pm
Jan. 19 Joe  11 am - 1 pm
Feb. 1 Hank  10-12
Feb. 2 Fran 10-12
Feb. 15 Bill 10-12
Feb. 16 Cathy and Larry 10-12
Feb. 29 Sandra 10-12
Mar. 1 Fran  10-12
Mar. 14 Judi and Saul 2-4
Mar. 15 Cathy and Larry 10-12
Mar. 28 May 1 pm - 3 pm
Mar. 29 Sandra 10-12

-+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 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 a few days before each session to find out the exact time. We look forward to seeing you!

Species found 

2017-2018 Results
Maximum of each species seen in each paired observation days.

Species Nov 10  and    11 Nov  24  and   25 Dec   8 and 9 Dec 22 and 23 Jan 5 and 6  Jan 18  and 19   Feb 2 and   3 Feb 15 and   16   March 2 and   3 March  and    March  and 
Wild Turkey
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Great Horned Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker                     
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker                     
Hairy Woodpecker                     
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay                     
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee                     
Tufted Titmouse                     
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch                     
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren                     
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow                     
White-throated Sparrow                     
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal                     
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
TOTAL SPECIES                      
TOTAL BIRDS                      

Feeder Birds

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

2014-2015 Results

2013-2014 Results

2012-2013 Results

2011-2012 Results

2009-2010 Results

2008-2009 Results

2007-2008 Results

2004-2005 Results

2003-2004 Results

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