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Are you watching nests? Take photos and win prizes! For the month of July, enter your photos of nests here for chances to win. Entering is easy, just upload photos of the nesting cycle (limit four photo entries) to any or all of these categories, including Eggs & Nests, Cutest Baby, Feeding Time, and Eye Witness! And while you’re taking photos, become an official NestWatcher and record what you’re seeing in our scientific database! Contest starts July 1!


There will be prizes awarded to the entries with the highest vote in each category. A Judges’ Choice and a People’s Choice overall winner will each be chosen from the category winners. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest period (August 5th).

Judges’ Choice
Birdhouse With Nest Cam100% HDPE recycled plastic lumber nest box, comes pre-installed with an IP camera and includes a 100-ft power cord from Spy on a Bird; plus a Deluxe Birdwatcher’s Prize Pack.
People’s Choice
Nesting Nook and $100 Gift Card$100 gift certificate to the Wild Birds Unlimited Store; a wooden nesting shelf from Wild Birds Unlimited; plus a Deluxe Birdwatcher’s Prize Pack.
4 Category Winners
Deluxe Birdwatcher’s Prize Pack The book America’s Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color by Miyoko Chu, illustrated by Brenda Lyons; the book The Backyard Birdsong Guide by Donald Kroodsma; a package of bird-friendly coffee; a Cornell Lab of Ornithology T-shirt; a Cornell Lab of Ornithology mug; a Cornell Lab of Ornithology field notebook and pen set; a set of Cornell Lab of Ornithology note cards; a set of Cornell Lab of Ornithology bird window clings; plus NestWatch posters.
We’ll also hand out some NestWatch Cavity Nesting Birds posters to honorable mentions.

All entrants can receive a special free gift this year, our 12-month wall calendar! Just fill out the form after submitting your entry.

See Official Rules


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