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Resolve to Finish Strong

You’ve trekked through forests, fields, and swamps collecting nesting data this year. You’ve witnessed new life emerging from delicate eggs, and watched as those shivering wet chicks became fully-feathered flying dynamos. You’ve broken records for five of NestWatch’s focal species and set all-time highs for data submission. NestWatchers have engaged the youth and families in their local communities and grown our participant base by the hundreds. Together, we’ve raised thousands of dollars in support of citizen science training and launched a new and improved website. By anyone’s measure, it has been an outstanding year for NestWatchers.

But don’t stop now. Let’s finish strong, NestWatchers. If you still have data from this year that you need to enter, please try to submit it to by December 31, 2012. You still have two weeks to meet this goal, but the New Year will be here before you know it. We will still accept data beyond this deadline, but the sooner you submit your records, the sooner they start counting toward our year-end totals. NestWatch staff will be on hand to help you enter data until December 21, after which we’re closed until January 2, 2013. Help us understand what patterns emerged in 2012. We get requests from researchers for data almost every month, so make your data count by entering your observations online today, at

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology