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Project FeederWatch Bird Feeder Project


Joining Project FeederWatch involves the whole family in collecting data for a real science project. It's a great way to get your kids interested in backyard bird watching, bird behavior and nature-observation while teaching them important science skills. Also, it's fun.

Project FeederWatch is sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Their goal is to monitor bird populations in the U.S. and Canada by enlisting families to track and report the number and species of birds that visit their bird feeders. They send you everything you need - full-color pictures of common species, data collection sheets, and more. You can decide how much time you want to spend observing your feeders, so FeederWatch works even for busy families. The FeederWatch site says that some families observe their feeders for just five minutes at a time during their count days.

You can enter your data online or send it by mail. The web site also lets you see how your data compares to data collected in your local area and beyond.

Joining Project FeederWatch is easy and costs just $15.00 - not bad for a whole season's brain-boosting entertainment.

Check it out at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/





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