Summer 2023 A Nest Quest

Summer 2023 A Nest Quest
Registration Begins
2/13/2023 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
6/10/2023 9:15 AM
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117, US
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A Nest Quest: Nesting Bluebirds and More

Did you know that there are about NINETY nest boxes on Irvine’s property and that well over half of them get utilized every spring/summer? In fact, since 2008, we have documented almost 3000 baby birds fledging from our boxes! The vast majority come from three species of ‘secondary cavity nesters’: House Wrens, Tree Swallows, and Eastern Bluebirds.

In May and June, these songbirds 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 (Eggs! Babies!) as you learn about Irvine’s extensive network of 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. 
This program qualifies for Master Naturalist Advanced Training.

No prior birding experience necessary.

For Adults and Children, Ages 10 and up

**Pre-registration encouraged. Program will be canceled if minimum is not met.**


Date: Saturday, June 10

Time: 9:00-11:00 AM

Location: Fern B Conference Room / Trails

Cost: $15

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$15.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Irvine reserves the right to cancel any event due to insufficient enrollment or extreme weather. If Irvine cancels an event, all registrants will be notified via the email they registered with, and all registration fees will be fully refunded.

Full payment is required at time of registration.

If you need to withdraw for personal reasons and notify us more than 48 hours before event, you can request a full refund minus a 10% processing fee.

NO refunds for no-shows or last-minute withdrawals (less than 48 hours notice).