Thursday, October 09, 2008

Miscellany: Carnivals and a Project

This afternoon I saw my first yellow-rumped warbler, golden-crowned kinglet, and ruby-crowned kinglet of the season. For me, the appearance of those species signals a shift towards the winter flocks that will be with us through April. Creepers and juncos cannot be far behind.

The Boneyard #24 is now up at The Other 95%.

Linnaeus' Legacy #12 is now up at Podblack Cat.

Project FeederWatch will be starting on November 8 and is looking for volunteers. FeederWatch participants watch their feeders for a period of time at least once a week and report the sightings back to CLO. The collective data from many participants is used to monitor winter migration and distribution of songbirds, as well as long-term population trends.