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


December 14, 2021

a yellow and black-patterned warbler perched on an orange bird bath

| 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 hen counts (knowledge) into the FeederWatch web site, individuals 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 deciding on 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 all the time desirous to take part in FeederWatch as a result of it’s rewarding to watch the birds at my feeders with a objective and since it’s vital for preservation of Earth’s ecology. The lower in hen numbers is a bit regarding this 12 months; the robins are a month later passing by. 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 could be as a result of absence of my feeders throughout the time we took them down to assist forestall 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.

Chicken populations will usually fluctuate from 12 months to 12 months and at totally different instances of the 12 months. Heat climate, predator presence, and an abundance of pure meals might make it look like there are much less birds at your feeders, whereas colder climate can usually encourage birds to go to (particularly if there’s a layer of snow on the bottom)! For those who’d prefer to know the way 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 be excited for the present season:

We’re all the time so happy once we see “our” returning birds. Thus far we’ve seen our previous friends – White-throated Sparrows, Townsend’s Warblers, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

It’s all the time a pleasure to see the species that spent their summers elsewhere! For those who’re seeking to entice a particular species to your rely web site, attempt checking our Frequent Feeder Birds device. You need to use this device to seek out out what birds are interested in the meals and feeder sorts that you’ve got already, or you possibly can have a look at the preferences to your goal species, and tailor your rely web site accordingly.

Due to everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we may share all of them! We’ll decide two winners every month by April 2022. Try the competition web page after you submit your rely on 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’ll be able to entry the Rely Abstract web page which comprises the hyperlink to the competition by signing in to our web site, modifying a rely, after which re-submitting it. E mail with questions.

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