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Where Birds Come to Life

Help Measure Nature's Success

nests, clutches, broods, and fledglings

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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Nesting Attempts by State

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NestWatch News

New NestWatch Digest Report

May 2018

Our annual report, the NestWatch Digest: Nesting Season 2017, is finally here!

An Update to Mobile App

May 2018

A new NestWatch app update is here! Update your app today from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Got A Funky Nest?

May 2018

Have you noticed any odd nests in your neighborhood? Enter the Funky Nests in Funky Places challenge for a chance at cool prizes!

Make Way For Ducklings

May 2018

Robin Ellison gave us warm, fuzzy feelings by sharing the story of a mother Mallard who made her nest in a busy hotel parking lot in California.

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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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