Download nest box plans for your region and habitat using our new Right Bird, Right House tool! ×


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

  • 0Most attempts previously monitored in a year (2010)
  • 0Attempts monitored in
Error Retrieving Data
But Don't Stop Now!

Nesting Attempts by State

  • 0
Error Retrieving Data

Photo ©

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.
Join Now and Count!

NestWatch News

Cornell Students Study Nesting Birds

October 2016

This summer, four Cornell students worked to answer important questions posed by the NestWatch community.

Fit for Duty

October 2016

Looking for a creative way to get in your 10,000 steps? Monitor nests and be like Lee Pauser, the California man who walked 114 miles in the name of science!

Welcome VINS!

October 2016

A new chapter is added in Vermont to reach even more potential NestWatchers.

The Most Perfect Thing

October 2016

Learn everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about eggs in this new book by acclaimed ornithologist Tim Birkhead.

More News More News

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

Cornell Lab of Ornithology