Community Science

Project FeederWatch LIVE

Saturday, December 19, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am Eastern Online Event

Project FeederWatch LIVE

December 19, 2020

Join Sharon Audubon Center's staff naturalist, Bethany Sheffer, as she takes part in Project Feedwatch and observes the species that come to the center's bird feeders. With COVID keeping many of us indoors still, this year is the perfect one to begin observing feeder birds for science! Kick up your feet, grab some coffee, learn more about Project Feederwatch, and share your own observations through this interactive session.

  • Program Fee: FREE
  • Suitable for adults, families, and children of all ages
  • No pre-registration is required.
  • To view this livestream, go to the Sharon Audubon Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SharonAudubonCenter.
  • Donations Appreciated: If you wish to make a donation to support the birds and wildlife that Audubon protects, please go to sharon.audubon.org/support-our-work.

For questions, please contact Bethany at bethany.sheffer@audubon.org or 860-364-0520.

Project FeederWatch is a community science effort that allows you to observe birds coming to your feeder and document the species and number of individuals in an approachable way. FeederWatch data from community members throughout Connecticut, New England, the U.S., and Canada have helped scientists better understand birds' ranges and population health, particularly in the midst of climate change.

We invite you to part in this year's FeederWatch season, which takes place from November 14th through April 9th. Registration information can be found at feederwatch.org. Data collection is extremely flexible with options including pencil and paper, FeederWatch's website, and even through the FeederWatch app.

Join our FeederWatch Pod — Sharon Audubon Center is starting a FeederWatch “pod,” a small group of registered FeederWatchers who will exchange information and observations via email and occasionally meet together on Zoom. For questions and to sign-up to participate, please email Bethany at bethany.sheffer@audubon.org.

Downy Woodpecker. Photo: Deborah Bifulco / GBBC

Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries and more than 2,100 acres of primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.

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