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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American Kestrel atop a wooden post

Blog: American Kestrel Nest Timing

May 2022

Read our latest blog post to learn how nest timing affects kestrel success.

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four light blue eggs with black squiggles in a grassy nest

Welcoming New Chapters

May 2022

Welcome to Cinncinati Nature Center and also Hashawha Environmental Center and Bear Ranch Nature Center!

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a male bluebird flies towards the entrance of a nest box with an insect in its beak

Another Data Boost

May 2022

We recently uploaded 2,053 nest records, thanks to the South Carolina Bluebird Society.

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indigo bunting with wings outstretched about to take flight

June Workshop

May 2022

NestWatch staff will be travelling to a conference at the end of June. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

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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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