Project NestWatch

March 1st, 2006 - March 24th, 2009 | PROJECT

Cornell University, Seavoss Associates, Inc. and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) developed two citizen science projects and related research: 1) "Project Nestwatch" including "Virtual Nestwatch," an online exhibit and data collection project that enables individuals to participate in data collection from their home computers; 2) "National Nest Registry," field-based and focused on species that participants may find in their backyard or local community. The projects increased public understanding of bird biology, ecology, life cycles, environmental issues and the research process while encouraging careers in science.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Rick Bonney, Principal Investigator, Cornell University
Janis Dickinson, Co-Principal Investigator, Cornell University
Andre Dhondt, Co-Principal Investigator, Cornell University
Caren Cooper, Co-Principal Investigator, Cornell University
Paul Allen, Co-Principal Investigator, Cornell University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0540185
Funding Amount: 1740386


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media