is a joint project between the
Cornell Lab of Ornithologyand the
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
NestWatch teaches people about bird breeding biology and engages them in collecting and submitting nest records. Such records include information about nest site location, habitat, species, and number of eggs, young, and fledglings. “Citizen scientists” submit their nest records to our online database where their observations are compiled with those of other participants in a continent-wide effort to better understand and manage the impacts of environmental change on bird populations.
Topic - birds, nests, box, backyard
Audience - families, youth, schools, adults
Location - US, Canada, North America
Goals - education, research, stewardship