HomeBirdInformation Entry Contest: What are you most excited for this season?

Information Entry Contest: What are you most excited for this season?

December 14, 2021

| Townsend’s Warbler by Steve Pearl |

For the sixth season in a row, Challenge FeederWatch and our sponsor Wild Birds Limitless are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with the possibility to win prizes. After coming into chook counts (information) into the FeederWatch web site, contributors have the chance to share a narrative, reminiscence, or tip by clicking the “Enter to Win” button on the Rely Abstract web page. This 12 months, we’re randomly choosing two winners per immediate. Our first Information Entry contest immediate was:

What are you most excited for throughout this season of FeederWatch? Inform us why you like to take part!

Congratulations to our winners, Judith Harvey and Geri Cooper!

Judith shared:

I’m at all times wanting to take part in FeederWatch as a result of it’s rewarding to watch the birds at my feeders with a function and since it’s vital for preservation of Earth’s ecology. The lower in chook numbers is a bit regarding this 12 months; the robins are a month later passing via. I hope that a part of the lower is because of different feeders in my space, however I’ve but to substantiate that. I believe some is likely to be as a result of absence of my feeders through the time we took them down to assist stop the unfold of the illness this summer time. Time will inform. I hear the Pileated Woodpeckers however they’ve but to go to the suet this Fall.

Fowl populations will typically fluctuate from 12 months to 12 months and at totally different occasions of the 12 months. Heat climate, predator presence, and an abundance of pure meals could make it seem to be there are much less birds at your feeders, whereas colder climate can typically encourage birds to go to (particularly if there’s a layer of snow on the bottom)! In case you’d wish to understand how the birds are doing in your native space, try our State/Province Summaries for the present season to see how generally every species is being reported.

Geri can also be excited for the present season:

We’re at all times so happy after we see “our” returning birds. Thus far we’ve seen our outdated friends – White-throated Sparrows, Townsend’s Warblers, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

It’s at all times a pleasure to see the species that spent their summers elsewhere! In case you’re trying to appeal to a selected species to your depend website, strive checking our Widespread Feeder Birds device. You should utilize this device to search out out what birds are interested in the meals and feeder varieties that you’ve got already, or you’ll be able to take a look at the preferences on your goal species, and tailor your depend website accordingly.

Because of everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we may share all of them! We are going to decide two winners every month via April 2022. Try the competition web page after you submit your depend on FeederWatch.org to view the subsequent story immediate, and keep tuned for the announcement of our subsequent winners on Tuesday, January 11, 2022! Utilizing the app? You possibly can entry the Rely Abstract web page which accommodates the hyperlink to the competition by signing in to our web site, enhancing a depend, after which re-submitting it. Electronic mail feederwatch@cornell.edu with questions.

Concerned with turning into a FeederWatcher? Be part of the enjoyable now!



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