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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recently hatched nestlings in a grassy nest

Welcome New NestWatchers

May 2020

We’re glad to have you! Check out our helpful resources.

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three eggs and a nestling in the grass-lined nest

#Trending in Birdhouses

May 2020

We received our fourth report of a Dark-eyed Junco nesting in a nest box!

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iriel edwards

Farewell to Iriel

May 2020

A valuable member of our team fledges the NestWatch nest.

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New, Easier, Home Page

May 2020

Notice anything different? We welcome your feedback!

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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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