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About this app

Do you feed birds? You can report what you see for science. Project FeederWatch, a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada, monitors winter feeder-bird populations in North America. The FeederWatch Mobile App is a new way for Project FeederWatch members to contribute their bird counts.

Sign in to:
•Report birds that visit your count site in winter (US and Canada only)
•Track your sighting statistics in real time
•Access your archive of past counts from all years
•Contribute to North America’s largest database on feeder birds
•Find out what food and feeder types work best for the birds overwintering near you
•Identify and learn about feeder birds

FeederWatch Mobile automatically syncs with the web version for seamless multi-platform support. Your data become immediately available for scientific research, education, and conservation. Thank you for helping birds!
Updated on
Apr 24, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

76 reviews
Sue Dacko
November 9, 2022
11-9-22 update:. After receiving message from developer that they fixed the app, I was once again able to access it! Thank you for fixing it! Still can't access app since update. Contacted developers and they said to uninstall and reinstall which I've done multiple times. Tried accessing again after 3 months and still can't get in. If you want people to pay to do the Feeder Watch project, get your app fixed or bring it back to the prior version that worked and would let you log in to it.
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
November 9, 2022
So sorry you had trouble with the app! We just released a bug fix that I hope will remedy things for you. (An operating system update changed the data storage interface on some phones.) If the app update does not solve your problem, please do email us at pfwonline@cornell.edu so we can get to the bottom of it! - Lisa, FeederWatch app team
Rob S
December 27, 2020
After over a month of attempts to use it, the app is very slow when it works at all. Mostly non-responsive. Buttons seem to register a 'touch' with a color wave through it, but then it never shows that button selected (e.g. hours watched). Too frustrating to use at all. UPDATE: New Android 10 phone. Much better responses but "buttons" can still require multiple presses to register. Adding count data a bit awkward but ok
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
February 24, 2020
We are really sorry for the trouble and we appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. A recent update (1.1.14) addresses several issues including app freezes reported by you and other users. Thanks for your feedback and participation. Let us know if we can assist further: pfwonline@cornell.edu
Lynnea Bretz
November 30, 2022
I have not used this app the last 2 seasons...it was so buggy and useless. I thought I would try it out this season. I made my counts on a notepad and thought I could use my phone to enter. I can't even put in yesterday's date...or any date besides the 2016‐17 season. There isn't a way to "clean up" old counts that I ended up using a computer to enter data from years past. I didn't even get a chance to see if the counting aspect is still glitchy. Uninstall again!
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What's new

Welcome to a revamped version of the Project FeederWatch app! In addition to a performance overhaul under the hood, we have incorporated new data entry options to record mammals, management activity, and more. We have also made a French translation of the mobile app available.

We hope you enjoy the updated FeederWatch app. Happy FeederWatching, and see you next season!