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Funky Nests in Funky Places 2018!

Get ready for the challenge you’ve known and loved since it began in 2009! Funky Nests in Funky Places starts on April 15, 2018.

(Photo © Marina Dimitrov)
Birds nest in the craziest places–from tiny ledges on skyscrapers to the barbecue grill in your neighbor’s yard. Whether you find a robin’s nest on a statue or a hummingbird’s nest on wind chimes, your picture, video, poem, or artwork about a bird nest in a funky place can win big in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Funky Nests in Funky Places challenge. With nesting season underway, this contest is challenging everyone to get outside and observe nature even in the most unexpected places.

Entry deadline is June 30.

You don’t have to be a bird expert or an expert photographer. It’s a wonderful excuse to get outside!

Attention: Before participating take a few minutes to learn a little about how to observe nests without harming the birds, where to find nests, and common myths about nesting birds.

Important Guidelines to Observing Nests
How to Help Nesting Birds
Types of Nests and How to Find Them
Fun Facts about Nests
Myths and Frequently Asked Questions about Nests

All ages are welcome to participate as individuals or with a group, class, community center, or after-school program. We are accepting entries from anywhere in the world.

We have fantastic prizes: Celestron binoculars, bird feeders, bird guides, posters, Bird Academy online courses, and more.

Find more information the contest at www.funkynests.org. In Spanish: www.nidoschiflados.org

(Photo © Amy Plankenhorn)

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