Project FeederWatch Returns to Nixon Park

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will be participating in its 17th year of Project FeederWatch, a research and educational project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon that monitors winter bird species across North America.

Volunteers at Nixon County Park will monitor the birds at the Nature Center feeders. Data is forwarded to Cornell so scientists can evaluate trends in populations, diseases, rare sightings, etc.

Volunteers are needed to fill time slots each Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning November 13 through early April. Hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

The feeding stations at the Nature Center provide a chance to view winter birds in the park. The beautiful, serene indoor setting of the Nature Center is accessible for those with disabilities and provides an opportunity for individuals with reduced mobility to participate in the program. Volunteers need no prior birding experience.

Those interested in assisting with FeederWatch should contact Kelsey Frey at Nixon County Park at (717) 428-1961.

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