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nests, clutches, broods, and fledglings

For over a decade people like you have helped scientists by collecting valuable data on the successes and failures of nesting birds.

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NestWatch News

Avian Apothecaries

January 2017

Not only do humans self-medicate with aromatic herbs such as lavender, mint, and sage—it turns out that birds also utilize pungent plants in their nests.

Can Feeding Birds Reduce Nest Success?

January 2017

Many of us enjoy feeding birds, but bird feeders may potentially attract nest predators such as domestic cats, squirrels, jays, and crows.

Bats and Birds Bunk Up

January 2017

Was it for warmth and protection, or a shortage of suitable nest cavities? Noctule bats were filmed using the same tree cavity as European Starling chicks.

Youth Citizen Science Ambassadors

January 2017

Teens: become a spokesperson for citizen science! Act now, the deadline is February 1.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-0540185. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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