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First Fledges of 2024!

We’re pleased to report that the first fledglings to be recorded in 2024 (as reported so far to NestWatch) were two Eurasian Collared-Doves recorded by Ronald Hunt in Colorado. Despite some cold temperatures, the nest fledged both young on February 7 (watch a video of them hatching).

​Ronald’s early brood just slightly edged out that of a Common Gallinule reported by Ann Fourtner in the Virgin Islands which fledged on February 10. Kudos to Ronald and Ann for finding these early birds, but we’re also delighted to see many other nests underway across the world! We can’t wait to see what this year brings.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology