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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a swallow perched at a nest box entrance hole with a dragonfly in its beak

Our Focus for 2023

January 2023

This year, we’re highlighting the conservation needs of a group of birds called “aerial insectivores.”

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Dick stands next to a nest box at a forest edge

Preserving Legacy

January 2023

Our latest blog post celebrates the late Mr. Dick Tuttle – and a huge data upload.

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an adult male bluebird with a worm in its beak about to feed a begging fledgling

New Chapter in NJ

January 2023

Wishing a warm welcome to Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge!

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An adult American Avocet stands on the beach near its young.

Land Trust Grants

January 2023

Applications are open for the 2023 Cornell Land Trust Small Grant Program.

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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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