Project FeederWatch

Be a volunteer birdwatcher and take part in a winter-long North American survey of feeder birds!

Fridays or Saturdays, until early April


Mount Royal Park

Take part in a vast North American survey of feeder birds on Fridays or Saturdays from November 14, 2020 to April 9, 2021! 

Since 2005, Les amis de la montagne have been involved in Project FeederWatch, a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders in Canada and the United States. Our volunteer birdwatchers will be required to count and note the species of birds they observe at various feeders in Mount Royal Park. Observations will then be used as a basis for scientific research to study bird populations. 

A visit can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the number of feeders you wish to observe. Joining this bird counting project is a great way to enjoy nature and winter on the mountain, while contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge! In addition, this is a self-guided volunteering activity that is safe during COVID-19 period.  


Important! If you are interested in participating in the Project FeederWatch, please register for a mandatory 1-hour virtual training session and commit to visiting the feeders on Mount Royal at least three times during the season. For more information and to schedule your training session simply write to:

Project FeederWatch