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Get to Know Your Nesting Birds: Free Access to Birds of North America Online!

To help you better know the life history of your nesting birds and to answer any questions you may have about the activities of your birds, participants and supporters of NestWatch now have free and complete access to the Birds of North America Online database through the month of July.

As you may know, the Birds of North America Online is acknowledged as the preeminent source of life history information for the over 700 species of birds that breed in the United States and Canada. Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in partnership with The American Ornithologists’ Union, this comprehensive resource is authored by experts on each species. Each species account includes information on distribution, identification, behavior, breeding biology, and conservation. The accompanying multimedia includes photos of various plumages, examples of sounds, and videos of interesting behaviors.

To gain free access to this resource, please visit the BNA Online Proxy page. Once there, select “Other Organizations” and then select “NestWatch” from the dropdown menu of Organizations on the next screen. Then enter the following User Name and Password:

User Name: NestWatch
Password: Bluebird

After clicking submit, you will immediately be taken to the BNA Online Home Page where you will have complete access to the BNA Online database. We hope you enjoy having access to this comprehensive reference!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology