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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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NestWatch News

Massive Data Upload for California

September 2015

NestWatch partnered with the California Bluebird Recovery Program to acquire nearly 18,000 nest records, increasing the number of California records by 200%!

Prizes for Timely Data Entry this Year

September 2015

Enter your data and you could win a prize! Thanks to those who have already completed their data for this nesting season!

Bienvenue, QuébecOiseaux!

September 2015

A warm welcome to our first Canadian NestWatch chapter, QuébecOiseaux! QuébecOiseaux will help translate the website into French.

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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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