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NestWatch: Building a Team, Building Habitat

Heading up the NestWatch program at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, has been a rewarding, eye-opening experience. Rewards include working with others on the wildlife habitat committee at a deeper level, learning in much greater detail the workings of a nest, and thinking more day-to-day about birds nesting on the work campus, […]

The Christmas Bird Count Tradition and How It Can Work for Your WHC Program

The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing tradition that has been observed by birders since Christmas Day in 1900. From December 14th through January 5th, tens of thousands of volunteers collect data to help conservationists study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. For more than 40 years, DTE Energy’s Monroe […]

Designing & Building Barn Owl Nest Boxes

The IBM Almaden Research Center, located in San Jose, California, is pioneering the design of artificial nest boxes by partnering with a dedicated volunteer. Steve Simmons of Merced, California, developed a Barn Owl box plan that has been in extensive use throughout the Central Valley after years of experimenting with and documenting the siting, mounting, […]