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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Reporting a Rare Oriole Behavior

July 2021

Read our latest blog post to learn how even just one person can make a difference.

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Nest Quest Go! Corvids

July 2021

Crow, jay, raven and magpie cards are ready for transcription!

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Updated FAQs Page

July 2021

Our FAQ section has been revised for clarity, and new questions have been added.

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Get The NestWatch Curriculum

July 2021

It’s back-to-school season. Download “Thinking Outside the (Nest) Box” for free today!

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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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