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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Two Eastern Bluebird nestlings sitting at the entrance of a natural cavity nest in a tree.

Join Us In a Live Virtual Event!

February 2021

Register for Nest and Egg ID with NestWatch, going live next Tuesday, March 2 at Noon ET.

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iluustration of an American Robin on the left, and a map of the US and Canada showing where robins are declining on the right, all over a black background with the words American Robin at the top of the image..

Updates to Our Nest Box Pages

February 2021

Maps now show updated data regarding species status in US and now include Canadian regions too.

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two people installing a nest box with a stovepipe predator guard in an open field.

Welcome Two New NestWatch Chapters

February 2021

Welcome Brukner Nature Center of Troy, OH and Severson Dells Nature Center of Rockford, IL!

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a prothonotary warbler nest shown in 6 growth stage, over a yellow background

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

February 2021

Download a Prothonotary Warbler growth succession chart.

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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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