Project FeederWatch Raw Data

Published: 11 July 2023| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/cptx336tt5.3
David Bonter,


Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada. Since 1988, "FeederWatchers" (members of the public) have been following a standardized protocol for observing and reporting birds that visit supplemental feeding stations (bird feeders) in the US and Canada. This data set contains raw data submitted to Project FeederWatch. The data are intended to be completely open access and we encourage researchers to utilize the information. The "FeederWatch Data Dictionary" file included with this dataset is critical for understanding fields and their contents. The dataset contains millions of records from > 60,000 count locations (as of 2020). Details about Project FeederWatch can be found on the project website: The dataset is scheduled for updates annually on or about June 1. The most up-to-date data files are on the FeederWatch web site here: See documentation at for the latest details.



Cornell University


Ecology, Ornithology, Climate Change