Hudson River Audubon Society
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Feeder Watch

November 11, 2017 to April 1, 2018 
Schedule Below 
Feeder Birds


   Please come and join us for  Project FeederWatch in the "observation" room at the Lenoir Nature Preserve. It's fun to sit there looking out the big window and counting the birds, along with socializing and munching on bagels.  We record our findings. The results are then sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. FeederWatch is a citizen science program sponsored by the Cornell University Ornithology Lab. We do the count for at least two hours on two consecutive days, every two weeks. 

    Feeder watching helps us learn more about the birds at our feeders. Our observations help scientists at the Ornithology Lab monitor long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. It has also become a great social event! At each FeederWatch session we usually have refreshments (e.g. bagels or donuts) provided by the person in charge of that particular session. 

   Our first session will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 and we will finish in April 1, 2018. We will count for two hours, two days in a row, approximately every two weeks.     Below are the dates and leaders for FeederWatch. Contact each leader to find the hours they will cover the feeders.

If you are interested in being a leader for a day, or if you have any questions, please contact Carol Lange at 914 668-5101, or email

Saturday, January 20 Hosts Mike and Kelli 10 AM to Noon
Sunday, January 21 

Saturday, February 3 
Sunday, February 4

Friday, February 16 
Saturday February 17


FeederWatch times are chosen by the day's leaders and will be available approximately a week ahead of time. To be placed on the email announcements of times, please send your email address to If you received these time announcements last year, you're already on the list and do not have to re-register.

For the exact times, please contact Carol Lange at 914 668-5101 or a few days before each session to find out the exact time. We look forward to seeing you!

Species found 

2017-2018 Results
Maximum of each species seen in each paired observation days.

Species Nov 11  and    12 Nov  25  and   26 Dec   9 and 10 Dec 22 and 23 Jan 7 and 6  Jan 20  and 21
Wild Turkey
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk
Mourning Dove 16 12 6
Rock Pigeon   3 8 2
Great Horned Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker   1 2 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker   2 3 2
Hairy Woodpecker   1 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay   5 4 5
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee   3 5 2
Tufted Titmouse   3 3 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch   2 2 1
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren   2 1 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 1 1
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow   2 1 2
White-throated Sparrow   4 3 4
Dark-eyed Junco 15 5 3
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal   2 3 7
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Purple Finch 1
House Finch 20 14 13
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow 16 30 10
TOTAL SPECIES 18 20 17                
TOTAL BIRDS 99 103 64                

Feeder Birds

Black-capped Chickadee Northern Cardinal American Goldfinch (winter) American Goldfinch (molting)
Dark-eyed Junco White-throated Sparrow House Sparrow (female) House Sparrow (male)
House Finch (male) Purple Finch (female) Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker
Chipping Sparrow (rare in winter) Red-bellieed Woodpecker Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch
Fox Sparrow Pine Siskin Song sparrow American Tree Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird Red-winged Blackbird Blue Jay Mourning Dove

2014-2015 Results

2013-2014 Results

2012-2013 Results

2011-2012 Results

2009-2010 Results

2008-2009 Results

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2004-2005 Results

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