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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

Hoot Suite

October 2017

The woods are alive with the sounds of owls! Now is the time to build and install nest boxes, or in the case of Great Horned Owls, a nest cone (pictured).

Understanding an Ecological Trap

October 2017

Birds don’t choose where to place a nest arbitrarily. They rely on environmental signals, but what happens if the signals don’t match reality?

Garden “Messy” For Birds This Fall

October 2017

Leaving gardens messy this fall saves you time and creates habitat for birds and other wildlife. Take the Habitat Network pledge to be a Lazy Gardener!

Losing Time

October 2017

Actually, we are saving you time! We’ve eliminated “Time” from our data entry. Find out why.

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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).

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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