Embrace the Winter, Count Birds for Science!

 
Published: Nov 13, 2018

During the winter, wild birds gather at backyard feeders and other birds like turkeys typically travel across the landscape in flocks. Volunteers are needed to keep their eyes open for wild birds and report their flock sightings online with various organizations. The public-generated data fill gaps in existing flock data, adding to  a deeper understanding of the abundance and distribution of birds during New Hampshire’s challenging winter months.

Want to help count birds this winter? Here are a few ways you can help out:

  • Winter Turkey Flock Survey - Volunteers are needed to keep their eyes open for turkeys and report their flock sightings online with the NH Fish and Game Department
  • Project Feeder Watch - Volunteers are needed to count the birds seen at the feeder and send counts to Project FeederWatch, a project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • New Hampshire eBird - Birders enter when, where, and how they went birding, and then fill out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing at New Hampshire eBird, a collaborative project managed by New Hampshire Audubon

Black-capped Chickadee photo credit: Rebecca Suomala