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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How To Count

  • 1 Get Certified

    Become a certified NestWatch monitor using our online resources and test.
  • 2 Search

    Find active nests to monitor.
  • 3 Visit Nests

    Visit the nests you found every 3 or 4 days and record what you see.
  • 4 Report Data

    Report your data using our online data entry tools.
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NestWatch News

2014 Year-End Recap

January 2015

Another record year for NestWatch is behind us! Take a look back with our 2014 data recap, and give yourselves a pat on the back.

How to Install a Nest Box Camera

January 2015

So you want to install a nest box camera? Here’s what you need to know before getting started.

New NestWatch Lesson Plans

January 2015

Students will enjoy learning about nesting birds with this new free NestWatch lesson plan download.

Never Too Late to Participate

January 2015

Didn’t enter your data for 2014 yet? No worries, you can still enter your data for NestWatch.

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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).

Cornell Lab of Ornithology