NestWatch by Cornell Lab

3.5
103 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

NestWatch is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s citizen-science project that tracks nesting birds in North America. Found a bird’s nest? You can report it for science.
Sign in to:

Add a nest location using the interactive map.
Add data on species, number of eggs, number of young, hatch date, and other pertinent details.
Contribute to North America’s largest database on avian nesting success.

Features:
Full offline functionality, enabling use in places with limited or no Internet connection or cellular service.
Enter bird nest observations from anywhere in North America.
Track your nesting statistics in real time.
Ideal for managing nest box trail data.
Automatically syncs with web version for seamless multi-user and multi-platform support.
Your data are openly available for scientific research, education, and conservation right away.
Learn more about monitoring birds’ nests for science at http://nestwatch.org/.
Updated on
Mar 16, 2022

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3.5
103 reviews
Julia Ecklar
May 21, 2021
I love the NestWatch program, and the new design of the app is much more intuitive. It also seems to run more smoothly on my phone. However, it starts up in dark mode each time, which is very hard to read while out in the field. I keep turning dark mode off, but it's back each time I reopen the app. I'd like to be able to set a preference for which mode it defaults to, instead of having to change it every time.
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A Google user
May 31, 2019
Just imputted my first report of the year; I installed the app after last year's nesting season concluded. Very easy to use - I suspect I might use this more than the website! I'll have to wait and see how it goes with adding Participant photos. Update - still a great and easy to use app, but the photos I took from the last few visits have not yet uploaded. That's my only complaint about it.
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
September 18, 2019
Hi Emilee, Thanks for the review. If you are uploading over a cellular connection, it may take some time depending on the speed and quality of your connection. Try restarting the upload from the photo's overview page. If you still experience issues after restarting the upload (using WiFi if possible), please contact us at NestWatch@cornell.edu
Trish Harrington
April 22, 2022
I can't get past the first screen. After I add my nest site details, it has a button to add your nest at the bottom but the button is 'grayed' out and doesn't work when you click it and the only way to get off that screen is to cancel. I'll just use my copy book I guess.
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