On November 17, our library will begin our third year participating in Cornell Ornithology Lab’s Project Feederwatch. Our days to count birds will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you’re at the library on any of these days, you can help us count. Each week, we count how many of each species visits the feeder, tally it on a worksheet, and enter our count into an online database.
Last year (November-April) we counted 19 species*! The feeder’s busiest day was March 17, when we counted 68 birds. It seems that was the day the redwinged blackbirds arrived in town.
If you are interested in feeding and observing birds this winter, The Cornell Lab Visitor Center is presenting Winter Bird Feeding 101 with Project FeederWatch on November 19 at 12 p.m. ET. In this free webinar, Feederwatch’s Emma Greig and Holly Grant will get you ready to feed birds this winter and contribute to science. They’ll answer audience questions about feeders, foods, and the birds that frequent our yards. Register for the FeederWatch webinar.
*Bird species seen at Cook Memorial Library’s bird feeder Nov. 19, 2019-Apr. 14, 2020