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Participant Information

Do you feed the birds in your yard each winter? If so, Project FeederWatch needs you!

Bird populations provide one of the best indicators of environmental health. They are dynamic and adaptive, often changing rapidly from place to place and from year to year. The information collected from across North America helps ornithologists track changes in the abundance and distribution of bird species that use feeders in the winter.

Participating in Project FeederWatch is easy, all you need to do is:

  • Watch birds at your feeder every two weeks from November through March.
  • Count the kinds and numbers of birds at your feeder.
  • Record the data online at www.bsc-eoc.org/national/pfw.html. Paper dataforms are also available.

When you enroll in Project FeederWatch, you will receive:

  • a full-sized, colour poster of common feeder birds;
  • a six-month bird calendar;
  • a comprehensive instruction book;
  • and, a useful handbook.

Project FeederWatch is a project of Bird Studies Canada (BSC), a non-government, not-for-profit organization. Participants are asked to join as members of BSC. A tax-receiptable membership fee of $35.00 helps to offset the costs of the survey, and includes all membership benefits including quarterly issues of BSC's publication, BirdWatch Canada.

Yes, I'd like to participate! (Canadian residents only)

To Join Project FeederWatch, simply click below and follow the links through to BSC membership including Project FeederWatch.:

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You can also call our toll-free number to sign up at 1-888-448-BIRD.

To register in French and receive a French kit, please click here.

Residents of the United States:

Please contact our American partner in Project FeederWatch, The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, for information on participating in the United States.

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