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Cheers for New Chapters

Welcome to our two newest NestWatch chapters, Cross Timbers Master Naturalists of Benbrook, Texas, and the Black Butte Ranch Bluebird Chapter in Sisters, Oregon!

Cross Timbers, headed by Donna Honkomp, is in their eighth year of monitoring nest boxes for NestWatch. Donna and fellow volunteers participate in community education events, citizen science efforts, and bird walks. Donna was even honored as a 2019 “Bluebirder of the Year” by Texas Bluebird Society. 

Black Butte Ranch is headed by Kirsten Sansom. Their continually growing organization currently monitors 72 nest boxes for NestWatch in central Oregon and puts on programs to educate their community about the work they do to support Pacific Northwest bird species. They’ve also connected with the U.S. Forest Service to coordinate habitat restoration and nest box installation on federal land in their area.

We certainly appreciate these busy groups representing NestWatch in their communities. Welcome!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology