Summer is almost upon us, and birds are busy setting up breeding territories, building nests, and beginning to lay eggs for this year’s broods. Come witness the nesting process up close as you learn about Irvine’s extensive network of 90+ nest boxes and the species that raise their families within. Find out how you can contribute to a nationwide ‘citizen science’ database by tracking nesting birds in your own yard and submitting your findings to Project NestWatch. Then take to the trails and learn how volunteers statewide are collaborating on the Third MD/D.C. Breeding Bird Atlas. Find out how you can take part—at Irvine or even in your own backyard—by venturing out into nature this summer in search of nesting activity among any birds you encounter. You’ll be contributing to a crucial long-term database, from which scientists study population trends of species throughout the state. All levels of birding experience welcome! Age 10+
Join Director of Education, Brian Rollfinke, for a morning of fresh air and discovery. Register HERE.