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Neighborhood Nestwatch Atlanta

Did you know? Your backyard is not only a habitat for birds—it’s an important part of a larger ecosystem that supports a variety of animal and plant life.

Be a citizen scientist and help track and protect local bird populations with Neighborhood Nestwatch.

You can help scientists answer important questions about the impacts of urbanization on birds by volunteering your backyard as a study site. This is a unique opportunity to be a biologist in your own backyard as you learn about birds and help scientists solve critical questions regarding the survival of backyard bird populations.

Registered participants receive a mentored experience in which scientists visit your yard annually to band birds and help find nests. Participants learn to collect and report monthly data on nests and banded birds, as well as monitor year-to-year activity.

The current Neighborhood Nestwatch season has concluded. Contact with any questions.

Fernbank Museum is proud to be the Neighborhood Nestwatch Atlanta host site for this signature program from the Smithsonian Institution.
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Special thanks to the Atlanta Audubon Society.