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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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Two American Dipper nestlings beg for food from within a streamside nest

American Dippers in Colorado

August 2021

Our latest blog post explores the community action taken for these birds after the Gold King Mine spill in 2015.

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pair of bluebirds atop a nest box, with a juvenile bird perched at the entrance with food in its mouth, as if to feed the chicks within

Juvenile “Helpers” at the Nest

August 2021

NestWatchers contributed to knowledge about the uncommon “helping” behavior in Eastern Bluebirds.

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illustration of the PAU Colombia logo

Welcome PAU Colombia

August 2021

PAU Colombia is our newest chapter, and the first from Latin America!

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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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