Hudson River Audubon Society
Lenoir Nature Preserve
2016 to March, 2017
PROJECT FEEDER WATCH
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 19, 2016 and we will finish in April 2017. 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 CarolLange@aol.com.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 10AM
- Noon - Michael & Kelli
Sunday, November 20, 2016 10 AM - Noon - Ruth
December 2 - Sandy Prosnitz
Sunday, December 3 - Jackie Bruskin
December 17- Noon to 2 PM - Carol Lange
Sunday, December 18 - 10 AM to Noon Sandy Prosnitz
Thursday, December 29 - Yvonne Lynn
11 AM - 1 PM
Friday, December 30 - Linda & Hal Kaplan 2 PM - 4PM
Saturday, January 14 - Fran Greenberg
Sunday, January 15 - Kelli & Michael Bochnik
Saturday, January 28 - May Guglielmo
2 pm - 4 pm
Sunday, January 29 - Mary Harrington Noon - 2 pm
Saturday, February 11 - Michael & Kelli Bochnik
Sunday, February 12 - Fran Greenberg
Friday, February 24 -
Saturday, February 25 - Sandra Wright
Saturday, March 11
Sunday, March 12 - Open
Saturday, March 25
Sunday, March 26 - Open
Thursday, April 6 -
Friday, April 7 - Open
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 CarolLange@aol.com. 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 CarolLange@aol.com a few days before each session to find out the exact time. We look forward to seeing you!
Maximum of each species seen in each paired observation days.
|Species||Nov 19 and 20||Dec 3 and 4||Dec 17 and 18||Dec 29 and 30||Jan 14 and 15||Jan 28 and 29||Feb 11 and 12||Feb 24 and 25||Mar 11 and 12||Mar 25 and 26||Apr 6 and 7|
|Great Horned Owl|
|American Tree Sparrow|
|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|
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