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What Do Birds Eat?

Main Project Information
Presented By University of Delaware
Goal We need photos of birds eating insects and other arthropods!
Task Take photos of birds with insects & other "bugs" in their bills
Where What Do Birds Eat? United States

We (Douglas Tallamy's lab in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware) are collecting photo contributions to an ongoing research project about avian diets-- in a nutshell, we are trying to figure out "what birds eat"!

If you have any photos of birds holding insects or other arthropods (spiders, etc.) in their bills, please consider submitting them on our site. Thanks to everyone who has already contributed!

How to Join

Simply upload your photos to:

Please submit in .jpg format and fill in the blanks to provide details about the date & location.

At this time, we are most interested in North American birds, but future research may expand to other geographic areas.

Required Gear

Camera (any)

Internet access

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, On a hike, At home
Tags bird food, birds
Project Updated 01/30/2018