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What kind of nests can I report?

NestWatch can take data on any nest for any bird species in the world. You can monitor nest boxes, open cup nests, ground nests, or any other that you can observe safely.

A few tips: Before looking in a nest box, you should always give it a few taps to encourage the adult to leave the box. If the box has a panel that opens, you can look directly at its contents. If the box was not designed to be opened, you can try using a flashlight or borescope to see inside. Please also exercise caution if you need to use a ladder.

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology