Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #08 Report w/Original Photos

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Citizen science is a great way to involve children and adults in discovery and contribute to scientific research and conservation. Project FeederWatch through Cornell University is a great way to get involved in citizen science. You can learn more at the Project FeederWatch website.

I typically watch birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 29-30 December 2018. I missed a few weeks of counting due to travel.



The 2018-2019 season goes through 5 April 2019.


Saturday, 29 December 2018

There is very little snow left on the ground. Saturday was windy and sunny.

High: 22 (F)
Low: 8 (F)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 8.2 mph
Highest Gust: 23 mph

Sunday, 30 December 2018

The snow on the ground is all gone. Sunday was windy and sunny.

High: 42 (F)
Low: 19 (F)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 13.4 mph
Highest Gust: 27 mph

Bird Watching Notes

Hairy Woodpecker

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Original Video

Range map for Hairy Woodpeckers throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the Hairy Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

European Starling

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Original Photo

Range map for European Starlings throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the European Starling at the "All About Birds" webpage.

House Finch

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Original Photo

Range map for House Finches throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the House Finch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch PFW08_0018.JPG
Original Photo

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Original Photo

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Original Photo

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Original Photo

Range map for American Goldfinches throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the American Goldfinch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 29-30 December 2018.

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary


No interactions observed.

Summary of Counts This Season

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2018-2019 Season

Project FeederWatch is a great way to introduce children and adults to science and conservation through bird watching.

If you are interested in joining Project FeederWatch this season, you can learn more and sign-up at the Project FeederWatch website. During the 21 week season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.

Previous Project FeederWatch Post

Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #04 Report w/Original Photos


All About Birds

Project FeederWatch -- Collecting Bird Counts for North American Continent

eBird -- Collecting Bird Counts from around the World

Crossley ID Guide -- For identifying the birds of North America

National Oceanic and Atmosheric Administration -- For weather data

The Weather Channel -- For weather data

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CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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We have dozens of tiny birds that sing outside our house.

I love listening to the birds.

Much love from California

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Wonderful to see this mike wishing you a great 2019

I'm so glad I saw this post, just love birds! We have quite a large number of species of garden birds but also see sone raptors as we live in a large green valley. I blog mainly about food but your post has encouraged me to start sharing our birdlife with the Steemit community as well!


It is always a pleasure to hear that I inspired another Steemian to share more with the SteemIt community.

You can contribute to the scientific study of birds too. I posted links at the bottom of my post where you can signup.

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Nice photography sir beautiful bird

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Welcome back Mike sir, beautiful cute little birds nice photography 🐦🐥🐤🦆 great job.
thanks for sharing.

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