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Where Birds Come to Life

Help Measure Nature's Success

nests, clutches, broods, and fledglings

For over a decade people like you have helped scientists by collecting valuable data on the successes and failures of nesting birds.

Eastern Bluebird Nesting Attempts

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NestWatch News

Enter Your Data, Be Entered To Win

November 2015

Catch up on data entry, and you could win a prize pack just in time for the holidays. Don’t delay, the contest ends November 20!

Fire Up Your Feeders

November 2015

If you feed birds in the winter, consider joining Project FeederWatch. Periodically count and identify the birds at your feeders November–April for science.

Thanks For Giving In 2015

November 2015

We’re giving thanks to everyone who donated to NestWatch this year. The most common donation is $25.00, which is all it takes to make a real difference.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-0540185. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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