Nestwatch is a newly launched citizen science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Nestwatch promises to be not only fun but also scientifically valuable.
Of course, to truly make this project work, your help is needed. All materials and instructions are available at www.nestwatch.org. Anyone can help and if you are worried about disturbing birds, there are details about how to monitor safely.
As Peter Marra from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center puts it,
â€œEach and every observation is important because it helps scientists measure the impact of such things as climate change and habitat destruction. Without citizens across the country collecting this information for us it would be almost impossible to track these large-scale destructive processes.â€
Please sign up at www.nestwatch.org
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is dedicated to interpreting and conserving the earthâ€™s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.
Please become a member if you are not already – www.birds.cornell.edu