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How long is the incubation period for my backyard birds? How long until the young ones leave the nest?

The length of time varies from species to species. Listed below are average clutch size, incubation and nestling period for a number of backyard birds. Note, these are averages, and actual numbers vary depending on location and time of year. Use our Focal Species guides to determine the incubation or nestling period of common backyard birds.

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