Citizen scientists collect bird and weather data

Sparta. Students are participating in Project FeederWatch to count birds and collect information about weather that's submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for further research.

21 Jan 2020 | 11:49

Hilltop Country Day School fourth grade students are citizen scientists. Each year they participate in Project FeederWatch as part of their environmental science course. Students observe and count birds at school feeders and collect weather data which they submit to Cornell Lab of Ornithology for further research. Data gathered by Hilltop fourth graders and other citizen scientists helps show the movement of feeder birds each winter and is a tool for detecting and explaining gradual changes in the ranges of many species. Learn more about Hilltop’s outdoor classroom experience at Featured L to R: Ella Pacich, Peytyn Underhill and Kai Harm.