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COUNTING BIRDS IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3
INSTALL A FEEDER
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COUNT THE BIRDS THAT VISIT
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ENTER THE DATA FOR OUR SCIENTISTS
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INSTRUCTION SUMMARY
Please discuss with our Handbook & Directions, mailed to all new individuals, earlier than submitting any information. Detailed directions may also be discovered right here.
Enroll – In case you have not but signed up, be part of at this time! In the course of the season, it takes just a few weeks from once you join your equipment to reach along with your ID quantity and in your ID quantity to be activated in Your Information.
Choose your depend website – Select a portion of your yard that’s simple to observe, sometimes an space with feeders that’s seen from one vantage level.
Select your depend days – Choose two consecutive days as usually as as soon as every week (much less usually is ok). Depart at the very least 5 days when you don’t depend between every of your two-day counts.
Learn how to depend – Watch your feeders as a lot or a bit of as you need over your chosen depend days. Report the utmost variety of every species seen at anyone time throughout your two-day depend. Hold one tally throughout each days. Don’t add your counts collectively!
What to depend – Please depend
all the people of every species in view at anyone time
birds interested in meals or water you offered
birds interested in fruits or decorative plantings
hawks and different predatory birds which are attracted by the birds at your feeders
However don’t depend
birds that merely fly over the depend website, reminiscent of Canada Geese or Sandhill Cranes.
birds seen on non-count days
Report your counts – Submit counts by the Your Information part of our web site.
ALL COUNTS ARE IMPORTANT
FeederWatch individuals usually cease counting their birds as a result of they imagine that their counts should not vital. Usually they’re seeing the identical birds each week, or they’re seeing only a few or no birds. Whereas some FeederWatchers see wonderful birds, all kinds of species, or giant numbers of birds, most FeederWatchers see low numbers of what is likely to be characterised as “predictable” birds. These counts are the guts of FeederWatch. Specializing in the acute circumstances would supply a biased view of fowl populations, and ignoring the widespread birds could possibly be a significant mistake. Whereas we’re all thrilled by uncommon sightings and excessive counts, it’s the on a regular basis observations of widespread birds which are so vital for monitoring fowl populations. Be taught extra about why each depend issues.
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IMPORTANT DATES
The 2016-2017 FeederWatch season runs from Saturday, November 12 to Friday, April 7. On-line information entry will open for brand spanking new individuals on November 1. The final day to start out a two-day depend is Thursday, April 6.
The challenge at all times begins on the second Saturday of November and runs for 21 weeks.
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YOUR RESEARCH KIT
All new Venture FeederWatch individuals obtain a analysis equipment within the mail. Renewing individuals can select to not obtain a equipment.
NEW PARTICIPANT KIT
Welcome Letter
FeederWatch Handbook & Directions, with fowl feeding info and full challenge directions
Full-color poster of widespread feeder birds with work by famous fowl artist, Larry McQueen (see pdf of mini model)
Hen Watching Days Calendar, that can assist you maintain observe of your FeederWatch depend days
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RENEWING PARTICIPANT KIT
Welcome letter
Hen Watching Days Calendar, that can assist you maintain observe of your FeederWatch depend days
NO KIT OPTION
Select this selection once you renew in case you would moderately not obtain a equipment or a print copy of Winter Hen Highlights (this selection is simply obtainable to renewing individuals). Please word that you’ll obtain no challenge updates or reminders except you subscribe to our digital publication. Be sure you maintain observe of your ID quantity, which may be discovered close to your mailing handle on any mailing from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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WHY IS THERE A FEE?
WHY IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT FEEDERWATCH?
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Hen Research Canada are non-profit organizations supported primarily by participant and membership charges. Venture FeederWatch wouldn’t be potential with out the assist of our individuals—scientifically and financially. FeederWatch’s participant charges pay for web site and database upkeep, information evaluation, participant assist, printing and transport challenge supplies, and dissemination of data realized from FeederWatch information. The charges additionally assist cowl the price of publishing a year-end report, Winter Hen Highlights. Whereas FeederWatch workers always search different sources of funding, the truth is that with out participant charges, the challenge must shut down.
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