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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an American Robin perched next to a nest with lots of teal plastic grass incorporated

Plastic “Easter Grass,” Not For the Birds

March 2021

For bird-safe fun, use paper grass or tissue paper to line children’s baskets instead.

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a Yellow Warbler perched in a tree , reaching down towards its pink blossom.

Warblers Are Flying!

March 2021

Head over to Nest Quest Go! to help us finish up this card set.

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three nestlings nestling in a kayak helmet, hanging in a garage

Your Gear = Their Cozy Nest

March 2021

Don’t forget to check your outdoor equipment for nests!

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two men check a Purple Martin nest gourd

Lakeside Living

March 2021

This month we processed a bulk uploaded from the Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation.

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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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