Feeder Watch Series

By Taylor on November 26, 2013 in Blog

Cardinal_Ron Huelse

Photo by Ron Huelse

Turn an interest in birds and bird watching into scientific data at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center.

This winter the Hartman staff is hosting Project FeederWatch. The program is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at the nature center. There will be several feeder watching sessions throughout the winter, and individuals can attend as many as they'd like.

The sessions will be held at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center, focusing on feeders that can be viewed from within the building. Bird counts from the different days of watching will be sent to scientists to help track broad movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

The feeder watching sessions are $5 for adults (17 and older), $2 for youth (16 and under) and $30 for organized youth groups. A season long pass to the programs is available for $20 per person.

Registration is required prior to the program. It can be done for individual sessions or the entire series.  To complete your registration, email chris.hrnc@gmail.com by noon the Friday before the event.

The dates of the feeder watching programs are:

  • December 3 from 12 – 1 p.m.
  • December 15 from 2 – 3 p.m.
  • December 17 from 10 – 11 a.m.
  • January 3 from 3 – 4 p.m.
  • January 11 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • January 26 from 4 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • February 5 from 2 – 3 p.m.
  • February 9 from 9 – 2 p.m.