We are in desperate need of volunteers to help out with Project Feeder Watch this year. This effort does not require great birdwatching skills and would only involve 3 hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) of your time once a month (always on Thursday) for 6 months (November 2017 through April 2018). This is so easy, as all you have to do is sit inside at the Fort Worth Nature Center's main building and watch the feeders to record what shows up there from the feeder viewing window. In past years we have had plenty of volunteers, but are short on them this year. Ideally, we need 5 new volunteers. This all starts on Thursday, November 16, 2017, but don't worry if you can't make that date - we'll take you on any of the other dates we need volunteers for. We usually split up two teams of 3 feeder watchers and will schedule these teams as follows:

Team A will watch from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays: 11/16/17; 12/14/17; 1/11/18; 2/8/18; 3/8/18; 4/5/18
Team B will watch from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays: 11/30/17; 12/28/17; 1/25/18; 2/22/18; 3/22/18 (nothing else in April)

I'm sure if you need to vary which dates you watch you can do so if you can work it out with other members of the teams to make sure we cover each watch date with three people. If interested, please contact the Project Feeder Watch coordinator, Bob Scott, by E-mailing him at the following E-mail address: roscott1950@sbcglobal.net

Again, this volunteer effort will take place inside the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, the address of which is 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135. Bathrooms and a water fountain are almost directly behind the seating area for the feeder windows where you'll be sitting (or standing if you wish) to watch and record what comes to the feeders. It doesn't get any easier than this, and some great friendships have been struck up between volunteers in years past.

Warmest regards,

Michael Francis
President, FWAS