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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Nesting Attempts by State

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Time To Leave The Nest

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This month we say goodbye to NestWatch intern, Melcolm Crutchfield. Farewell and fly high, Melcolm!

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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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