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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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NestWatch News

New Feature: Photo Uploads

May 2019

Whether you use our mobile app or the website to submit data, you can now take advantage of a fun new feature: photo uploads.

New App Feature: Global Species List

May 2019

Our newest app update now better supports data submission from outside North America.

Annual Report Is Here

May 2019

Our annual report has been published . Take a look at our summary of the 2018 season!

A Blended Family

May 2019

Is that a Canada Goose gosling being raised by a Sandhill Crane? Check out this unusual family in Michigan!

Posters On Special

May 2019

Those who make a gift of $50 or more to NestWatch will be sent all three NestWatch posters.

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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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