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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Flour light blue eggs with dark spotting in a nest of moss and hair

Working For Wildlife

June 2020

In our new blog post, we highlight some certified wildlife habitats on business campuses.

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9 small white eggs with brown spots in a moss and fur lines nest

Watch Our Archived Webinar

June 2020

If you didn’t catch our live Q&A at the end of June, you can watch now on Facebook (no account needed to watch).

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Go On A Virtual Nest Check

June 2020

Check out our new video showing how to conduct a nest check using the NestWatch mobile app.

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three american robin chicks in a nest

Big Goals, Many Helpers

June 2020

Can you spare a few minutes to transcribe historic nest records for science? Join Nest Quest Go!

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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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