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Home Tweet Home Starts July 1

Are you ready for a solid month of gorgeous photos of nests, eggs, and chicks? The annual NestWatch photo contest, Home Tweet Home, returns July 1 and runs throughout the month. This year’s contest features a new category, Eye Witness, in addition to our favorites: Nests & Eggs, Cutest Baby, and Feeding Time. Our newest category will highlight novel and/or interesting behaviors captured by observant (and lucky) citizen scientists. The Eye Witness category will feature documentary-style photographs, and we also encourage you to submit your nest cam captures (from your own cams; no Internet screenshots please). This category is meant to feature scientifically interesting or rarely-seen nesting behaviors and will be judged on technical interest rather than photographers’ skill.

Review our photographer’s guidelines, grab your camera, and get out there! Prizes include a nest box with a camera pre-installed from Spy On a Bird, a gift certificate from Wild Birds Unlimited, new books from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group, and other great swag from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Also, everyone who enters a submission this year will get a free Lab calendar, “A Year With Birds,” just for participating! 

The contest opens July 1; watch our website for contest entry instructions and official rules.