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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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  • 3 Visit Nests

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NestWatch News

All About Birdhouses

July 2014

Our new All About Birdhouses section is your source for updated and expanded information about birdhouses and other nesting structures.

Photo Contest Still Open

July 2014

The Home Tweet Home Photo Contest is on! Enter your photos by July 31 for a chance to win prizes from the Cornell Lab and NestWatch.

New Citizen Science Blog Takes Flight

July 2014

The citizen science program at the Cornell Lab invites you to be the first to preview our new Citizen Science Blog!

Find What You Need

July 2014

NestWatchers told us that you need an easier way to get back to nesting attempts that you are working on, and we heard you!

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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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