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Eastern Bluebird Nesting Attempts

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The State of North America’s Birds

July 2016

At least one-third of all North American bird species are in urgent need of conservation action, according to the most comprehensive report to date.

Nest Box Occupancy & Habitat Quality

July 2016

Home is where the habitat is for California’s cavity-nesting birds. Read about a new study that shows nest box occupancy is a good predictor of nesting success.

These Birds Have Grit

July 2016

Why did one nest monitor find 14 tiny mussel shells in a Tree Swallow nest? Read on to find out our answer.

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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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