Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00am – 10:30am

Become a FeederWatcher

Sponsored by: Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection

Know the difference between American goldfinch and yellow warbler?  Are you a beginner or seasoned birdwatcher?  Become a FeederWatcher!  The Kellogg Environmental Center is seeking volunteers for its Project FeederWatch program.  Volunteers will monitor birds and maintain the bird feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center from November 2018 to March 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays.  Come to the center on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00AM to 10:30AM, to attend a Project FeederWatch training. 
 
Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project that studies the distribution and populations of winter bird species across the country.  Volunteers monitor and count the number of birds at the center’s bird feeders during pre-selected days between November and March.  The data is carefully recorded and sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for compilation, analysis and publication.  Project FeederWatch is well suited for students, teachers, families, retirees, and people who have an interest in birds and who enjoy watching wildlife. 

All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by adults.  Handouts and refreshments will be available. The training is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested.  For more information and to register, please contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or donna.kingston@ct.gov.  The Kellogg Environmental Center is a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and is located off of Rte. 34 on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT.  It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.

Admission: Free
Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Ave
Derby
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