Have you noticed any bird nests in your neighborhood? Peek in a hanging flower basket, a street light, a store sign, your barbecue grill, an old boot, or under a bridge–birds build nests in the strangest places!

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 contest. With nesting season underway, this contest is challenging everyone to get outside and observe nature even in the most unexpected places.

Submit your entry to Funky Nests in Funky Places today!

You don’t have to be a bird expert or an expert photographer. It’s a wonderful excuse to get outside! Learn how to safely observe nests here.

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

Prizes include Celestron binoculars, Pennington bird feeders, Bird Academy courses, Cornell Lab memberships, posters, and much more!

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