NestWatch Project Training dates are set! This is the last training session available — March 25th — at 11:30am and will be held at REI Marlton’s Community Room (where BRP meetings are held).
These sessions usually last 1.5 to 2 hours. You are not required to bring anything, but a notepad may help to record helpful information. At the end of training everyone will register an account on blackrunnestwatch.freeforums.net. All information from nest identification, nest signups, and nest box maps are on this site. If you are message board savvy you may register an account now to save time. All usernames must be your full name so your fellow volunteers and Darlene Emers can ID you.
YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND (1) TRAINING SESSION. If you previously attended training but you were unable to participate in previous years, you do not need to attend training.
STEP 1: SIGN UP FOR THIS NESTWATCH TRAINING SESSION
NestWatch Project Training Session 2: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:30am. Training will be 1.5 to 2 hours long. Sign up here: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/76324/event/405839
STEP 2: FILL OUT A WAIVER FORM
WAIVER FORM: https://smartwaiver.com/v/BRPwaiver/
WHAT IS NESTWATCH?
NestWatch is a nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive. Our database is intended to be used to study the current condition of breeding bird populations and how they may be changing over time as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and loss, expansion of urban areas, and the introduction of non-native plants and animals.
Learn more here: NestWatch Program
What Will You Be Doing?
Participating in NestWatch is easy and just about anyone can do it, although children should always be accompanied by an adult when observing bird nests. You’ll be visiting birds nests to record what you see, and then report this information back to our group. Your observations will be added to our complete list of NestWatchers. This data will be used by researchers to understand and study birds. Simply put, without your help it would be impossible to gather enough information to accurately monitor nesting birds across the country. And while you are contributing extremely valuable information to science, you will learn firsthand about birds and create a lifelong bond with the natural world.