Photo © Keith Williams

April 2012 News

Signs of Spring Challenge

Celebrate spring by entering the latest Celebrate Urban Birds Challenge. Take a walk outside and notice signs of spring: a robin with a beak full of worms or nesting material, a goldfinch becoming bright yellow again, birds returning from their winter migration, courting behavior, a spring song, a new nest, young birds learning to fly, and more. Share your observations with Celebrate Urban Birds. Be creative! Take a photo, create a dance, do some artwork, shoot video, write a story or a poem, or create a sculpture. Just show or describe signs of spring. Win great prizes! Submit your entries by May 1. Learn more.

We Need Your Help!

Your generous donations help make the continued existence of NestWatch possible. They support ongoing efforts to improve the project, such as our new website and the NestWatch local chapters program. If you enjoy participating in NestWatch please consider making a small contribution. We suggest an annual participant donation of $10, but for slightly larger amounts you will receive beautiful NestWatch posters. Our newly updated Cavity-nesting Birds poster, featuring colored drawings of 10 species commonly found in nest boxes, breeding information, and nest-box placement tips, is available for just $30. We sincerely appreciate your kindness! Thank you for your contributions to science and the birds!

Monthly Winner

At the beginning of each month, NestWatch randomly selects one participant to receive a copy of the NestWatch Common Nesting Birds of North America poster. This month’s lucky winner is Dianne Kosmala. Congratulations, Dianne!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology