SPRINGFIELD TWP.- The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will be participating in its 17th year of Project Feeder Watch.

This is a research and educational projects of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon that monitors winter bird species across North America.

Volunteers at Richard M. Nixon County Park will monitor the birds at the nature center feeders. Data is forwarded to Cornell so scientists can evaluate trends in populations, diseases, rare sightings and more.

Volunteers are needed to fill time slots between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through early April.

The feeding stations at the nature center provide a chance to view winter birds in the park. The serene indoor setting of the center is accessible for those with disabilities and provides an opportunity for individuals with reduced mobility to

participate in the program. Volunteers need no prior birding experience.

What's next: For details, call Kelsey Frey at 717-428-1961 or visit www.yorkcountyparks.org.