This Holiday Season seems like the perfect time to think about giving...to the birds. So we have some ideas you may not have considered before. Please help us protect and enjoy our wild friends!
Join Project FeederWatch
Help Monitor Bird Populations
Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.
Project FeederWatch is operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.
Identify the birds correctly with a new Field Guide.
Donate Your Old Optics
Scientists in the Tropics Need Our Help
, the American Birding Association's world-renowned conservation initiative, seeks to successfully address Neotropical migratory bird issues by promoting good science and public awareness in Neotropical regions.
Birders' Exchange takes new and used birding equipment and educational materials and matches it with local scientists, conservationists, and educators, in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In these areas, many researchers, educators, and conservationists work without the most basic equipment. The ABA addresses this need for equipment and educational tools and contributes to bird conservation through its Birders' Exchange program.
See Our recommendations for Binoculars for Birders.
Feed The Birds This Winter
Especially During Snow Storms
Most of us feed the birds -- but can they find the bird seed under a foot of snow?
Protect your bird seed from the elements with a dome over your feeders
. The birds will thank you!
Put out some suet feeders
for the Woodpeckers as well this winter.
Drink Song Bird Coffee
Grown on Bird-friendly Plantations
Purchasing Song Bird Shade Grown Coffee
helps fund American Birding Association programs, including Partners In Flight, an outstanding neotropical bird conservation project.
By the way, there's no need to sacrifice your pleasure to help the planet. Coffee grown in its natural environment in nutrient-rich soil has time to develop all its sugars as it matures fully. This natural process translates to the best taste for you.