Photo © Keith Williams
Photo © Archipelago Films

Your Nest Could Be on the Big Screen!

The natural history film company Archipelago Films needs your help! They are currently producing a film about the native plants, birds, and animals that exist in our own backyards. The film is intended to re-engage the public with nature, and foster coexistence between humans and the incredible wildlife we share our planet with.

They’re asking you to keep an eye out for the nests of particular species and to contact them any time between now and Fall 2016 if you find a nest they might be able to film. Locations around New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are ideal, but they will travel for a really special nest! Target species include birds of prey including (but not limited to): Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred Owl, and Barn Owl; also open-cup native songbirds such as Blue Jays and Northern Cardinals. Additionally, the filmmakers are looking for Wood Duck nests. 

Rest assured, the filmmakers are animal-lovers and conservationists, so the well-being and safety of birds and animals will always be paramount if your nest is “cast”!