NestWatch is a nationwide nest-monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds. Participating in NestWatch is easy and anyone can do it.

How to Participate

  1. Take the online quiz to get certified
  2. Find nests
  3. Record data
  4. Submit online or with the mobile app

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Major Mobile App Update

May 2021

The newest version of the NestWatch app works faster and smoother than ever.

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a male northern flicker in the grass, munching on a cicada

Will Brood X Boost Success?

May 2021

How will this year’s 17-year cicada emergence impact birds?

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a black-throated blue warbler perched among bright fuchsia beautyberries

Gardening for Birds

May 2021

Attend this free webinar, Tuesday June 8 at 12 pm ET.

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an eastern bluebird nest with two recently hatched young and three unhatched eggs.

Mississippi Data Boost

May 2021

Kudos to Kristina Mitchell for submitting nests for a bulk upload this month!

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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).

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