Project FEEDER WATCH

A continent-wide citizen science program run by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Project FeederWatch is a continent-wide citizen science program run by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology with individuals and groups making regular counts of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locations throughout North America.  The counts are conducted from November through March, and the data that is   submitted help scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

North Mountain Park in Ashland and Coyote Trails in Medford will host weekly bird counts open to the public beginning in November as part of the Project FeederWatch program.  The free one-hour watches provide novice birders the easiest possible identification practice.  Participants can expect unobstructed, close-up views of from ten to twenty species perched at feeders, with the valley’s top birder/educators available for help.  Binoculars and field guides are available for use, though it is best to bring binos you are familiar with if possible.  More experienced birders often attend, jumping at the chance to show off their knowledge as well as to swap tall avian tales with their peers.  Young people are encouraged to attend, if accompanied by an adult companion.  There is shelter in case of inclement weather.

Check the Schedules

PROJECT FEEDER WATCH SCHEDULE FOR COYOTE   
TRAILS NATURE CENTER IN MEDFORD

Open to the Public from Noon to 1 P.M.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017

PROJECT FEEDER WATCH SCHEDULE FOR NORTH
MOUNTAIN PARK IN ASHLAND

Open to the Public from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Saturday December 24, 2016
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017