Do you have bird feeders and enjoy watching the birds? We want to let you know about an opportunity to try the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Project FeederWatch this year and receive the 2017-2018 FeederWatch season for FREE. SIB would love to hear about your experience if you join – please let us know!
Also, watch for information about a new SIB program we plan to introduce to all Seabrook Island residents later this month. The SIB Ambassador Program will offer assistance in identifying birds you see from your home!
Join Project FeederWatch by February 28 and receive next season free!
There is no easier way to connect with nature and contribute to science than by participating in Project Feederwatch. Even though the season is underway, every count matters, so there is plenty of time to contribute. You can still count birds until April!
What is Project FeederWatch?
Project FeederWatch lets you become the biologist of your own backyard. You identify the birds at your feeders and submit your observations to the Cornell Lab. You can count every week between November—April, or you can count only once all season—the time you spend is up to you! Our easy online data entry lets you immediately see all of your counts and view colorful summaries and graphs. Anyone interested in birds can participate; you don’t have to be an expert. All you need is a comfortable chair, a window, and an interest in the birds in your neighborhood.
What do I get when I register?
Participants will receive:
- FeederWatch Handbook & Instructions
- Full-color poster of common feeder birds
- Bird-Watching Days Calendar
- Our annual report, Winter Bird Highlights
- Digital access to Living Bird magazine
Special offer expires February 28!
Wild Birds Unlimited wants to offset your FeederWatch membership fee by offering you $15 off any $50 purchase at their participating stores.
You will receive details for how to redeem this discount in your FeederWatch registration receipt. This offer expires on February 28, 2017. Restrictions apply. We are thankful to Wild Birds Unlimited for providing this special offer just for FeederWatchers participating in our 30th year, so be sure to thank them for supporting us when you visit their stores.
We hope you will tell us about the birds at your feeders!
Leader, Project FeederWatch