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  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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White-tailed Kite in flight with a snake in its talons

Raptor Data Upload

July 2020

This month we are pleased to upload 626 raptor nest records courtesy of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy in Irvine, California.

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Eastern Meadowlark perched on wildflowers.

Free Webinar on Nest Quest Go!

July 2020

Join us and register for the live Zoom webinar Thursday 7/30 at 12pm EDT, or watch on Facebook Live.

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Dan Smiley recording daily observations on a notepad with his water testing kit next to him.

A Look Back Into The Archives

July 2020

Read about the fascinating life of naturalist, and nest-record card contributor, Dan Smiley.

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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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