Become a Nest Watcher

NestWatch is a nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in bird reproduction, including when they nest, the number of eggs laid and hatched, and how many hatchlings survive.

The NestWatch program studies the current condition of breeding bird populations. The information gathered can be used to evaluate how bird populations may be changing over time as a result of the changing climate, natural habitat, urban area expansion, and non-native plants and animals introductions.

To participate:

  1. Become a certified NestWatcher
  2. Find a nesting bird
  3. Visit the nest every 3-4 days & record what you see
  4. Report the information on the NestWatch website or through their mobile app.