Mass Audubon, a leading force for conservation and bird protection in New England, is conducting its annual “Focus on Feeders” midwinter bird count on Saturday, Feb. 2nd and Sunday, Feb. 3rd.
The volunteer survey invites participants to list of all the different species seen at their bird feeders and in their yards, and the greatest number of each species seen at one time during that Saturday and Sunday, according to a press release.
Then, participants can submit the Focus on Feeders report form to Mass Audubon. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 28. Participants’ names will be entered in a drawing to win one of several prizes.
Anyone can participate—including families, first timers, and veteran bird enthusiasts. Last year, nearly 100 species were reported in 292 communities statewide, thanks to more than 850 observers.
“Watching birds at feeders is a fun and educational way to connect with nature, while contributing useful information about the winter status of common birds in Massachusetts,” said Wayne Petersen, director of Mass Audubon’s Important Bird Areas program, “We invite one and all to join with hundreds of other bird lovers in this enjoyable weekend survey.”
Information on how to participate and submit reports can be found at www.massaudubon.org/focus.