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Cornell Lab of Ornithology




is a joint project between the

Cornell Lab of Ornithology    

and the

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center 

Open the NestWatch website



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.


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Topic - birds, nests, box, backyard

Audience - families, youth, schools, adults

Location - US, Canada, North America

Goals - education, research, stewardship



Robyn Bailey, Project Leader email Robyn

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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