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Calling for More Funky Nests Submissions: Deadline extended!

2015 June 10
by Constanza Arévalo and Marta del Campo

A pretty prickly place to give birth. Photo by Barry McNish.

“A pretty prickly place to give birth.” Photo by Barry McNish.

Can you believe it’s almost summer? Birds are nesting everywhere. Have you noticed the nests in your neighborhood? If you have, share images, stories, and more about your beautiful and fun local nests in our current challenge, Funky Nests in Funky Places. We’ve received lots of great pictures, videos, poems, and stories of all kinds of nests in funky places, and the best part is, we’re still accepting submissions and extending the deadline to June 30! Now that the weather has warmed up more and we’re less than two weeks away from summer, there are sure to be plenty of bird nests in all kinds of funky places. If you happen to come across a nest, don’t hesitate to grab your camera and snap a picture or record a video to submit to our challenge. Don’t forget to tell the birds to say cheese! If you’re feeling extra creative, try writing a poem, story, painting a picture, or even write a song about a nest in a funky place!

“Just outside our window”. Photo by Clifford Rumpf, NJ

“Just outside our window”. Photo by Clifford Rumpf, NJ

Our 2015 Funky Nests in Funky Places challenge is open to participants of all ages and from anywhere in the world. Make this a chance to take a walk and enjoy your surroundings with family, friends, or by yourself. When observing bird nests, be sure to keep certain guidelines in mind so as to not hurt the birds. For instance, try keeping your visit short and preferably in the afternoon, and most importantly, don’t touch!

Remember to have fun and even if you don’t find any nests, this is a great opportunity to get in touch with nature and your city or town.

“Robin in need of flood insurance”. Photo by Gerald Wykes, MI

“Robin in need of flood insurance”. Photo by Gerald Wykes, MI

Check out our contest page here for further information and to see entries from this year and past years.

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