Journal archives for October 2018

October 29, 2018

Monitoring Sick Birds this Winter- Project FeederWatch

Thank you for your contributions to the project so far! It has been very interesting seeing your observations from over 700 species worldwide! Please continue to monitor and submit morbidity and mortality observations to this project if possible. If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to add them below!

If you feed birds this winter in North America, another way to monitor sick/injured birds is by joining Project FeederWatch through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://feederwatch.org/. The 2018-19 season begins on November 10th and ends on April 5th. “Your bird counts help you keep track of what is happening in your own backyard and help scientists track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.” You can also submit photos online which is a great way to track any diseases among birds that visit your feeder, especially House Finch eye disease.

Recent FeederWatch blog posts
• House Finch eye disease: https://feederwatch.org/blog/house-finch-eye-disease-increased-virulence-disease-progresses/
• Keeping your bird feeders clean to prevent disease: https://feederwatch.org/blog/cleaning-preventing-disease/

Monitoring wildlife populations is truly a team effort- thank you to all participants!

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