Project FeederWatch in Nashville, Tn
The Warner Park Nature Center is hosting the Project FeederWatch Volunteer Training, coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. This training is for adults only and interested participants need to register by calling at 615-352-6299. Melissa Donahue will lead the training. Anyone interested in learning more about the birds and their behavior in your own backyard is welcome to attend.
The purpose of this study is to survey the abundance and distribution of birds visiting feeders in the winter. The Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS) is celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary and this is a great way to get involved in a wonderful organization. What better time to learn about the birds that visit Tennessee in the wintertime? (See important tip at bottom of this article for information on keeping bacteria and disease out of your feeder which may cause blindness in finches.)
“By watching and keeping track of the birds in your own neighborhood, you really can make a difference,” says project leader David Bonter. “The more people watching, the more we can learn about the birds that brighten the winter landscape.”
I know for Alfred and I, we love to feed the birds on our back rail just outside our kitchen and great room. It’s great entertainment for us …especially as we wash the dishes! I can’t wait to get started on learning more about the beautiful creatures that grace our backyard and give us such delight.
The information gathered by you, me, and others and reported online, helps scientists at the Cornell Lab track changes in the numbers and distribution of birds across the continent. So come on! Join the fun!
Call Warner Park today to get registered for the Project FeederWatch training. The season officially starts on November 10th, 2015 so call today!
At Acer Landscape Services, we love to help you enjoy your own backyards to the fullest! If you can’t make it to Warner Park Nature Center that day, you may register and get your packet online at NestWatch.
Once you get started, be sure and tell us how it’s going and share with us your pictures on our Facebook Page! We’ll be posting some of our findings there as well.
Other websites recommended by the TOS are: Birding On the Net, Ebirds, and TnBirds.org (voted in top 25 best birding sites.)
IMPORTANT TIP: Clean and disinfect your feeder each time you fill it to stop the disease that causes blindness and death in finches. See article in Washington Post here wapo.st/1KkEnxV