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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a young fledgling bluebird being fed mealworms by an adult

Supplemental Feeding & Nesting Birds

November 2021

Read our blog for news on the latest research.

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oak titmouse nestlings in a downy nest inside a nest box

California Data Upload

November 2021

Thanks to Lee Pauser and Kristen Vehling for their 524 nest records!

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an infrared image of a barn owl inside a nest box along with 4 eggs

Whooo’s Nesting Now?

November 2021

If you live within their range, install a nest box for Barn Owls!

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a man standing in front of a nest box and talking to the camera

NestWatching for the Outdoor Classroom

November 2021

Check out this video to learn how your family or class can get involved in NestWatch!

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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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