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 adult Sandhill Crane sits on the nest in the middle of a field, the sun casting long shadows over the landscape

Year-End Reminders

December 2021

Our offices will be closed 12/24 – 1/2, 2022, for winter break. Data entry remains open all year.

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an all-blue bird perches atop a thin wooden stump

New NestWatch Chapter

December 2021

Welcome Calgary Area Nestbox Monitors Society, of Calgary, Alberta!

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an adult chickadee feeds a fledgling chickadee on a bed of mosses

Call For Nesting Photos

December 2021

Submit to our Participant Photos gallery for a chance at receiving our Eggs of North America poster!

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a violet-green swallow perches at the entrance of a nest box, looking out.

December Bulk Uploads

December 2021

We are closing out 2021 with 2 additional bulk uploads totaling 656 nest records.

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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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