February is “Feed a Bird” Month

While we’ve celebrated “Feed a Bird Month” before it’s too much fun to not celebrate again this year.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology coordinates Project Feeder Watch which allows citizen scientists to track and report the bird species they see at their backyard feeder. PA’s top ten birds are feeders are:

  • Dark-eye junco
  • Mourning dove
  • Tufted titmouse
  • Northern cardinal
  • Blue jay
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • Downy woodpecker
  • House finch
  • American goldfinch
  • Black-capped chickadee

This is a statewide survey, so what you’re seeing in your backyard in Tioga County is probably going to be a little different than what a NPC member in Lebanon County is going to see. The landscape might be different and the few degrees difference in average temperature can make a big difference.