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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Cherry ants crawl over a piece of wood.

Ants in Nest Boxes

September 2022

What should you do about them? Our latest blog post explores the answer.

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seven dark gray chicks nestled into a nest box, in a nest lines with downy materials

Teamwork For The Win

September 2022

We uploaded a total of 594 nest records from California, thanks to Lee Pauser, Kristen Vehling, Larry Sasscer, and Sandra Derby.

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an adult male bluebird bringing food to four juveniles perched atop a nest box

New California Chapter

September 2022

Welcome to our newest chapter, Wintu Audubon Society, of Redding, California!

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a young magpie perched at the edge of a sidewalk

More Historical Data Uploaded

September 2022

This month we’ve added 19,231 nest records to the NestWatch database, thanks to 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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