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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Chrisula Stone stands beside her wall-mounted poster smiling

A Different Kind of Back-to-School Story

August 2022

Chrisula Stone’s blog post about her journey from NestWatch volunteer to researcher is a must-read!

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An adult Pyrrhuloxia feeds a juvenile on a fence post

More Historical Data Uploaded

August 2022

We continue our mission of archiving historical nesting records by adding 3 new species.

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A small gray bird perches in a tree

Extending Warm Welcomes

August 2022

This month we welcome our newest NestWatch Chapter, Tucson Audubon Society.

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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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