Cornell's FeederWatch citizen science project launches 28th season

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ITHACA, New York — The 28th season of Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch is about to begin, and organizers are looking for new participants to increase the number of reports.

FeederWatch begins Nov. 8 and continues through April 3. New and returning participants can sign up now at .

Project leader Emma Greig says data gathered by backyard birdwatchers is valuable to scientists, who use the information to spot trends such as an increase in Bushtits in the western part of the country and more Yellow-rumped warblers in the East.

A new tool on the FeederWatch website enables visitors to access millions of FeederWatch data points to see trends in bird populations around the country.

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