Sunday, April 14, 2024

Nest Watching

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Behavior, Nature, Wildlife, Citizen Science

Ed Hessler

It is a special occasion when you discover a bird's nest, especially one that is being used. 

Even finding a used bird's nest in trees stripped of their leaves in fall or in the winter can be a pleasant surprise. Such nests offer opportunities for further observation (are there nests in nearby trees or bushes, elevation above ground, nest placement) personal research and developing evidence based hypotheses of your own.

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology offers a program that may be of interest to you. It is called Nest Watch. The web page describes the who, what and why of nest watching. There you can sign up to become an official nest watcher by following the directions.

The short introductory homepage is found here.

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