Whether in a nest box or birdhouse, in a nearby tree or shrub, along a fence row or in an old planter, the delicate and amazing nesting cycle of birds happens all around us. Collecting data about our breeding birds allows us to better understand population trends, the effects of habitat loss and climate change, as well as ways we can help our imperiled species. Join our Director of Conservation Adam Betuel as he outlines program NestWatch, a free nationwide nest monitoring program run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Through this program, you take on the role of field biologist and collect data that aids our feathered friends.
Topics covered during the workshop include:
*Nesting information for some of our common breeding birds
*Tips for locating nests
*How to safely monitor each nesting attempt
*How to enter data and manage your NestWatch account
*How NestWatch data aids scientists across the country
*Ways that Atlanta Audubon uses NestWatch for conservation