Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Week #10 Report 2021-2022 Season

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This week's featured birds are a Red-bellied Woodpecker and Dark-eyed Junco.

I typically watch and count birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 15-16 January 2022.


The weekend started off with a really neat sunrise.

Original Photos

Bird Watching Notes

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis, ORDER: Passeriformes, FAMILY: Passerellidae)

Original Photos

Original Photos

Range map for Dark-eyed Juncos throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the Dark-eyed Junco at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus, ORDER: Piciformes, FAMILY: Picidae)

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a regular at the peanut feeder.

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Original Photos

Range map for Red-Bellied Woodpeckers throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the Red-Bellied Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period.

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Summary of Counts This Season

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2021-2022 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 season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.


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

Use of Original Photos

The photographs in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photographs.


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Nice birds photography

Hi @etcmike, a few days ago I was able to see a woodpecker chick and the ones around here do not have a white breast, rather something greyish, must be another type different from the one you photograph.

Hi @etcmike. The woodpecker is always in the area, don't those birds migrate.

The woodpeckers are in the area year-round. There I times when there are more woodpeckers in the area than other times. I think they do move around, but I seem to have at least a few that are here year-round.

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Thanks for sharing project continue cute little bird pics

Greetings @etcmike, it amazes me how all those species that stay during the winter in that area adapt, as if something in their nature forces them to stay there.

It could be they like the four seasons that occur in this area.

I think it is just an instinct behavior. Some birds are migratory and some are not.

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Watching here's cite little birds feeding great👍 job thanks for sharing.

This is a great post.Weather report & osam Bird scenes.