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For over a decade people like you have helped scientists by collecting valuable data on the successes and failures of nesting birds.

Eastern Bluebird Nesting Attempts

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NestWatch News

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November 2019

Scientists were recently able to conduct the first range-wide analysis on the effects of drought on Eastern Bluebird breeding success.

Don’t Forget To Enter 2019 Data

November 2019

Did you submit all of your nest-check data this year?

Zooming Through History

November 2019

Nest Quest Go!’s two most recent projects—Chickadees and Western Bluebirds—are so close to being done. Help us cross the finish line!

Feeding The Neighbor’s Kids

November 2019

A nest camera caught this male Eastern Bluebird feeding the young of another species.

Buzzworthy: When Honeybees Swarm

November 2019

What would you do if you saw honeybees swarming an active nest box?

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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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