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Eastern Bluebird Nesting Attempts

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NestWatch News

Our Photo Contest Returns July 1

June 2015

Our annual photo contest, called Home Tweet Home, is returning July 1. Grab your camera, and start photographing nests now, and you could win a prize.

Hawaii, We Want Your Nests

June 2015

Do you live in the state of Hawaii? You can win a prize just for being the first person to submit a valid nest record from Hawaii.

Identify Bird Photos With New Tool

June 2015

The Cornell Lab has a new photo identification tool. Try Merlin Bird Photo ID now, and let computer vision help you identify the bird in your photo.

New Face at NestWatch

June 2015

Meet Chelsea Benson, the new project assistant for NestWatch. We’re excited for Chelsea to bring her energy and enthusiasm to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Get Bluebird Artwork From NestWatch

June 2015

We’re offering new downloadable artwork featuring an Eastern Bluebird family. Download the full-size image when you make a gift to NestWatch of any amount.

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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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