Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers a really nice citizen science project called Nest Watch. It’s easy to jump into and the information you gather can also be a great help to our Loudoun County Bird Atlas.
Birds across the country are pairing up and starting to nest! If you keep a close lookout while they do, you can find nests right in your own neighborhood and watch as birds raise their young. Share your observations with the Cornell Lab’s NestWatch project to help scientists learn more about the nesting success of birds. To participate in this free project, visit NestWatch.org.
You’ll learn how to find nests, how to safely monitor them, and how to record your data so scientists can learn from what you see. Get started today.