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Join Project Feederwatch and start counting the birds [Russett]

Avid birders unite! You can still sign up for Project Feederwatch and help provide data for the 2015-2016 season by logging onto feederwatch.org. The 2015-2016 season will end on Friday, April 8. As mentioned in a previous column, I have signed up once again and am doing my part in keeping count. The data collected will help scientists track migration patterns of the winter bird species.

In past years, I have noticed that many winter birds who normally migrate to warmer climates are still here visiting my backyard bird feeder. Could this be due to climate change? As for our state of Maryland, in the 2014-2015 season the following bird species were listed as the top 25...

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