John McNeil
The Survey will be conducted the first full week of the month starting on Sunday and ending the following Sunday

Instructions for Feeder Survey

Define an area containing feeders that you can see all at once from a window. The area
should be on you glance at frequently during your daily routine.

Don't include birds seen off premises

Predators perching in or swooping through the count area (not just flying over) may be
counted if you feel that they were attracted by the birds at the feeder.

Record the largest number of each species that you see in your count area during the
eight-day count period.

Do not add counts from previous days together. Be specific with the species name, e.g.
we can't us just the name Sparrow, Blackbird or Gull.

At the end of the count period record your final tallies and send in the form immediately.
Personal observation and comments are welcome as are suggestions to improve the surveys and reports.

There are three ways to participate:

Print out the PDF Newsletter in the archives, fin in and mail to: 

Feeder Survey
c/o John McNeil
168 Lexington Road
Shirley, NY 11967

or email the results to

or enter your results online HERE.
Feeder Station Survey Instructions
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White-breasted Nuthatch
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Western Riverhead, Brookhaven