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Project FeederWatch

Exciting news about Project FeederWatch, sponsored by one of National Audubon's partners, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  The information you gather during this event is of great value to us in our local area as well as the great database in the sky at Cornell.

Jim Rettig asks that anyone participating in this annual event contact him at so he can tie together the results from people in our area and get valuable information about the state of birds in Eastern King County.

What is Project FeederWatch?Feeder Birds

"Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch." This data helps "scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance."

"FeederWatch is conducted by people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups, nature centers, and bird clubs."

Jim Rettig, Past PresidentAll you do is count birds that appear in your count site and report your bird counts to scientists at the Lab of Ornithology. 

Now you can report them to Jim Rettig as well at



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