Date(s) - Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am
North Mountain Park
It’s that time of year! In November Project FeederWatch (PFW) begins its 17th season at North Mountain Park in Ashland. The Medford PFW is looking for another location due to the closing of the Coyote Trails program.
Organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, PFW is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through March and send their counts to the PFW data base. This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.
The free one hour watches provide novice birders the easiest possible identification practice since there are unobstructed, close up views of from ten to twenty species perched at feeders with the experienced birders available to help. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young people are encouraged to join in if accompanied by an adult.