Pollinator Week: How to Help Pollinators

Whether you prefer birds or honeybees, or other pollinators, there are many ways you can help pollinators thrive by enhancing native pollinator habitats and providing for local wildlife. Here are a few things you can do to help pollinators in your own backyard:...

Pollinator Week: Why Pollinators are Important

Pollinators are often keystone species, meaning that they are critical to an ecosystem. The work of pollinators ensures full harvests of crops and contributes to healthy plants everywhere. About 75% of all flowering plant species need the help of animals to move their...

Pollinator Week: June 20 to 26

Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health! It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The great thing about Pollinator Week is that you can celebrate and get involved any way...

Volunteer for the VFAS Spring Bird Count

The Spring Bird Count (SBC) takes place this year on June 4, and unlike the Christmas Bird Count, which monitors the population of wintering birds in our area, the SBC is held during breeding season. The data generated from both surveys can be used to estimate changes...

Citizen Science: NestWatch

NestWatch (https://nestwatch.org/) is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many...

Results of the 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count

The final numbers are in for the 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count.  There were 7,099 species of birds identified in 192 participating countries.  There were 359,479 eBird checklists submitted and 384,641 estimated global participants. Overall, the number of checklists...