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More California Nesting Data

Last month we told you about a massive data upload from the California Bluebird Recovery Program (CBRP), and mentioned that another 2,000+ nests were on the way. Well, they’ve arrived…2,129 nest records to be exact. These nest records come to us from Lee Pauser, an active member of the CBRP, and a volunteer for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society’s Cavity Nesters Recovery Program.

This recent addition to our bulk-imported data features 18 species and spans 14 years (that’s 6,796 fledglings!), resulting in very good coverage of the San Francisco Bay area. Lee also works with the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley to retrieve injured or abandoned Barn Owl nestlings for rehabilitation, and eventual release. (Severe droughts in the area can lead to starvation and nest abandonment.)

If you or someone you know has old nest records that have not been permanently archived elsewhere, inquire about whether our Bulk Import Tool can work for you.