Nest Quest Go! and End-of-season News Note
Barn Swallow with nesting material by Charlie Rose IV, Southaven, Mississippi

Project FeederWatch eNews

May 18, 2022

Help Digitize Nesting Records With Nest Quest Go!

Looking for something to do now that the FeederWatch season is over? You can continue to engage in projects that help researchers learn about birds by trying Nest Quest Go! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology started the North American Nest Record Card Program in the 1960s and successfully ran the program for more than 30 years. A few years ago the Cornell Lab's NestWatch program launched Nest Quest Go! on Zooniverse, an online platform that hosts thousands of projects where people just like you can help researchers digitize records from a variety of formats. Nest Quest Go! aims to digitize more than 300,000 nest records, and they are about halfway there. Researchers will be using these historical records to better understand nesting patterns in North American birds and how they have changed since the 1960s.

You can participate anywhere using a phone, tablet, iPad, or computer. Learn more about the history of Nest Quest Go! and how to participate on the website. Be a part of making these data come to life! Collections of nest records for Swallows and Swifts and Shore and Wetland Birds are currently available for transcription. To view our past and present projects, see the Nest Quest Go! page in Zooniverse.


End-of-Season News Note Online

We recently mailed our End-of-Season News Note, along with renewal information, to all participants in the U.S. who had not yet renewed Project FeederWatch for next season. Thank you to all the participants who renewed early, saving us postage and printing costs.

You can download a PDF version of the News Note on our website. If you haven't renewed for next season yet, renew today.

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Project FeederWatch is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada. Project FeederWatch is sponsored in the U.S. and Canada by Wild Birds Unlimited and in Canada by Armstrong Bird Food.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit organization supported by friends and members. Our mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.

Birds Canada is our country's leading national charitable organization dedicated to bird research and conservation. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science based advocacy.


Project FeederWatch Contact Information

For U.S. participants:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Project FeederWatch
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 254-2427

For Canadian participants:
Birds Canada/Oiseaux Canada
P.O. Box 160
Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
(519) 586-3531
Toll Free: 1-888-448-BIRD (2473)

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