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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New Data Downloads For Researchers

May 2023

Researchers who need to access the NestWatch raw data for formal analyses can now download it directly from our website.

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Welcome New Chapter

May 2023

Our newest NestWatch Chapter is the Bluestem Chapter Texas Master Naturalists from Whitesboro, TX.

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Getting Caught Up in Kansas

May 2023

It’s never too late to upload your data to NestWatch!

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More Historic Data Uploaded

May 2023

We have an additional 16,000 nest records added to the database!

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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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