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December 2021 News

December Bulk Uploads

We are closing out 2021 with 2 additional bulk uploads totaling 656 nest records. The first was provided by Andrea Wallace Noble of Severson Dells Nature Center (Illinois) with 315 nests. The second was provided by Jacquie Taylor of the Cowichan Valley Bring Back the Bluebirds Project with 341 nests (British Columbia).

As with most bulk uploads, these numbers represent the work of dozens of volunteer monitors and helpers, and we unfortunately cannot list all of them. We are grateful for all of your efforts gathering valuable data for science!

Learn more about our bulk upload process here.

Call For Nesting Photos

Attention all photographers! Got a photo of birds during the breeding season, or maybe of nests and eggs? Submit it to our participant photos gallery, and we’ll send one of our Eggs of North American Birds posters to 10 random people that submit from now through January 2022. You can submit more than one photo, but additional photos do not increase your chances of getting a poster. All photos have a chance to be featured in our upcoming annual report, the NestWatch Digest.

New NestWatch Chapter

This month we welcome the Calgary Area Nestbox Monitors Society to the fold. Organizers Bob Cooper and Don Stiles coordinate the efforts of around 100 people monitoring more than 5,000 nest boxes in the Calgary, Alberta, area. Their efforts have been ongoing since 1994, making this a long-running program with a rich history.

Learn more about our NestWatch Chapters program here.

Year-End Reminders

As a reminder, our offices will be closed December 24–January 2, 2022, for winter break. Data entry remains open all year, and we encourage you to submit any data that have not yet been reported. In January, we will begin compiling data for our annual report. However, do not worry if you cannot enter your data by year-end, as there is no deadline or expiration date for older data.

From all of us at team NestWatch, we wish you a peaceful year’s end and a Happy New Year full of birds and the joy of being in nature.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology