Nest Data Wanted – Get involved in Nercs.

Do you enjoy finding and monitoring bird nests? Or do you have endless notes from nests you have found in the past but never knew what to do with them?

If so this is a reminder to all birders that nest and breeding data can be submitted to the Nest Record Card Scheme(NERCS). NERCS was started by the then South African Ornithology Society more than 60 years ago in order to document breeding information for Southern African breeding birds. Over 100000 cards were submitted as part of the old scheme, many of which are not computerized. The scheme was revised in 1995 by the ADU and Birdlife SA in order to encourage the collection of nest and breeding data to focus on breeding productivity.

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