Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #14 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

in Birding / Wildlife4 months ago

Citizen science is a great way to involve children and adults in discovery and contribute to scientific research and conservation. Project FeederWatch through Cornell University is a great way to get involved in citizen science. You can learn more at the Project FeederWatch website.

I typically watch birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 13-14 February 2021.

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The 34th season of Project FeederWatch kicked off 14 November 2020.

The 2020-2021 season extended through 30 April 2021.

Weather

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Sunny.

High: 5 (F) / -15 (C)
Low: -5 (F) / -21 (C)

Winds from the North
Average Wind Speed: 9.8 mph / 15.8 kph
Highest Gust: 27 mph / 43 kph

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Sunny.

High: -1 (F) / -18 (C)
Low: -10 (F) / -23 (C)

Winds from the North
Average Wind Speed: 15.1 mph / 24.3 kph
Highest Gust: 28 mph / 45 kph

Bird Watching Notes

Dark-eyed Junco

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Original Photos

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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.

Downy Woodpecker

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Original Photo

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Original Photo

Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Downy Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

American Robin

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Range map for American Robins throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the American Robin at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Northern Cardinal

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Original Photo

Range map for Northern Cardinals throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Northern Cardinal at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 13-14 February 2021.

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Interactions

No interactions observed.

Summary of Counts This Season

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2020-2021 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 21 week season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.

Previous Project FeederWatch Post

Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #13 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

Sources

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- For weather data

The Weather Channel -- For weather data

Use of Original Photos

I used the SteemIt icon in my photo credit to indicate these photographs were originally posted on SteemIt.
The photographs in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photographs.

Photo/Video Editing

Video editing performed with Adobe Primiere Elements 2020. Affiliate link to Amazon.com provided for your convenience.

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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Hola @etcmike, nunca había visto un Northern Cardinal, gracias por el aporte.

Hola @etcmike, esta temporada fría sí que se ha extendido… Feliz tarde.

thank you for sharing a great project, have a nice day

Thank you very much for sharing the project, have a good day and a great mood

Hi @etcmike, I found this phrase "Citizen Science" appealing, I infer that it is something like social science....

My blog is essentially about science, I like your approach of engaging children and adults in discovery and contributing to scientific research and conservation.

Pardon me for asking, can I participate in this interesting approach you develop?

Cornell University is the sponsor of this project. People across North America are submitting there observations each week to the project, hence the "citizen science".

I provided links to where you can join this project and contribute your observations too. Cornell University also collaborates with a world-wide citizen science project too.

My only twist on the Cornell University approach is post my observations to HIVE in an attempt to expose the project to more people.

Have a great week!!!
Hive on!
Mike