It’s time once again for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Funky Nests in Funky Places. This contest focuses on the quirky places birds sometimes build their nests. Participants have found nests on tiny skyscraper ledges, in barbecue grills, traffic lights, wind chimes, flower pots, an old motorcycle helmet, or just about anywhere.
To enter, find a bird’s nest and then send in a picture, video, poem, or artwork about it. There are prizes, including binoculars, bird feeders, online courses, posters, and much more.
Nesting season is well underway, so everyone is invited to head outdoors to enjoy nature and find nesting birds in unexpected places. Participants don’t have to be bird or photography experts.
All ages are welcome to participate as individuals or with a class, community center, or afterschool program. Entries are being accepted from anywhere in the world.
Find more information about how to locate nests, approach them without disturbing the birds, and how enter the contest at www.funkynests.org.
The entry deadline is June 30.