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Our Host on the Coast

NestWatch project leader Robyn Bailey recently traveled to Norman Bird Sanctuary (a NestWatch Chapter in Middletown, RI) to speak at an event honoring the sanctuary’s 75th anniversary. Robyn’s presentation focused on the critical role of citizen scientists in studies of avian reproduction. It was also an opportunity to walk the property with staff and discuss the many conservation projects underway (highlights included seeing Bobolinks and Saltmarsh Sparrows in their nesting territories, plus the campus’s extensive nest box arrays). 

This lovely sanctuary on the coast—founded by Mabel Norman Cerio—provides vital bird habitat, picturesque views, and community access to nature-based learning. Not all NestWatch chapters have a physical property like this (well worth a visit if you can go), but all are working to make the world a little safer for local nesting birds. Find one near you.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology