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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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NestWatch News

New Feature: Bulk Import!

May 2015

Do you have nest records that are too numerous to enter into NestWatch manually, or do you know someone who does? We have a new “bulk import tool” that can help!

Who Is Jill Freeman?

May 2015

Jill Freeman is doing an epic amount of monitoring. You won’t believe how much data she’s posted to NestWatch! Read on to find out.

Welcome, BBGC Chapter

May 2015

This month we welcomed our first chapter from Virginia, called Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club (BBGC). Welcome, friends.

Why Do You NestWatch?

May 2015

Why do you participate in NestWatch? A research team from the University of Gothenburg studying citizen science wants to know. Take their survey.

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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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