Lehigh Gap Area Bird Feeder Watch
The Feeder Watch survey is conducted by volunteers who live within 15-miles of the Lehigh Gap area. Anyone in that geographic area with one or more bird feeders of any type in their yard, and who can identify the individual species of birds that visit the feeders is invited to participate in the Feeder Watch. Volunteers are asked to spend a few hours throughout a specified day in February observing their feeders and recording any visitors. Feeder watchers will also be asked to record weather data and feeder information.
The 2018 Lehigh Gap Area Winter Bird Feeder Watch will take place on the weekend of February 16, 17 & 18. You may choose either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, February 16, 17, or 18 to do your feeder watch count. On that day, we ask that you spend some time throughout the day watching your feeders and identifying and counting all birds you observe. For each species, record the maximum number of each species sighted at one time. This way, you will avoid counting the same birds more than once. Fill out the data sheet (below) including all weather data and feeder information, and return it to LGNC by Friday, February 23rd.
Other bird counting projects:
The Big Sit
Come volunteer to help out with the Big Sit, an all-day count from inside a 15-foot diameter circle outside the Osprey House held annually in mid-May.
Bake Oven Knob Area Winter Bird Survey
This survey is conducted on the third Saturday of each January, weather permitting, to identify all of the birds found on an auto tour route that roughly forms a rectangle around Bake Oven Knob on the Kittatinny Ridge, or Blue Mountain, in eastern Pennsylvania. (Cumulative records from 1997-2013)