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Information Entry Contest: What are you most excited for this season?

December 14, 2021

| Townsend’s Warbler by Steve Pearl |

For the sixth season in a row, Undertaking FeederWatch and our sponsor Wild Birds Limitless are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with the possibility to win prizes. After coming into chook counts (information) into the FeederWatch web site, individuals have the chance to share a narrative, reminiscence, or tip by clicking the “Enter to Win” button on the Depend Abstract web page. This yr, we’re randomly choosing two winners per immediate. Our first Information Entry contest immediate was:

What are you most excited for throughout this season of FeederWatch? Inform us why you like to take part!

Congratulations to our winners, Judith Harvey and Geri Cooper!

Judith shared:

I’m at all times desperate to take part in FeederWatch as a result of it’s rewarding to watch the birds at my feeders with a objective and since it’s necessary for preservation of Earth’s ecology. The lower in chook numbers is a bit regarding this yr; the robins are a month later passing via. I hope that a part of the lower is because of different feeders in my space, however I’ve but to verify that. I feel some could be as a result of absence of my feeders throughout the time we took them down to assist forestall the unfold of the illness this summer season. Time will inform. I hear the Pileated Woodpeckers however they’ve but to go to the suet this Fall.

Chook populations will usually fluctuate from yr to yr and at completely different occasions of the yr. Heat climate, predator presence, and an abundance of pure meals could make it look like there are much less birds at your feeders, whereas colder climate can usually encourage birds to go to (particularly if there’s a layer of snow on the bottom)! For those who’d wish to know the way the birds are doing in your native space, take a look at our State/Province Summaries for the present season to see how generally every species is being reported.

Geri can also be excited for the present season:

We’re at all times so happy after we see “our” returning birds. To date we’ve seen our outdated buddies – White-throated Sparrows, Townsend’s Warblers, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

It’s at all times a pleasure to see the species that spent their summers elsewhere! For those who’re seeking to appeal to a selected species to your depend web site, strive checking our Frequent Feeder Birds instrument. You should use this instrument to search out out what birds are drawn to the meals and feeder sorts that you’ve got already, or you possibly can have a look at the preferences in your goal species, and tailor your depend web site accordingly.

Because of everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we may share all of them! We are going to choose two winners every month via April 2022. Try the competition web page after you submit your depend on FeederWatch.org to view the subsequent story immediate, and keep tuned for the announcement of our subsequent winners on Tuesday, January 11, 2022! Utilizing the app? You may entry the Depend Abstract web page which comprises the hyperlink to the competition by signing in to our web site, modifying a depend, after which re-submitting it. Electronic mail feederwatch@cornell.edu with questions.

Enthusiastic about turning into a FeederWatcher? Be a part of the enjoyable now!

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