Major Tree Swallow Data Upload
This month we are thrilled to upload 7,879 nest records from a long-running research project in Ithaca, New York. The dataset is mostly comprised of Tree Swallow nest records, although there are also some Violet-green Swallows, Eastern Bluebirds, and House Wrens in the set. The project has been running since 1986, so we were fortunate to be able to archive 34 years of nesting data (with more to come in the future). We are extremely grateful to researchers Maren Vitousek and Conor Taff, both of Cornell University’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department, for organizing and sharing the data with NestWatch. This valuable dataset adds immeasurably to our Tree Swallow knowledge base!