Nestwatch is a nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive. Our database is intended to be used to study the current condition of breeding bird populations and how they may be changing over tie as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and loss, expansion o urban area, and the introduction of non-native plants and animals
The Sparrow Swap project is a citizen scientist driven study of the House Sparrows that colonize nest boxes, particularly those previously established by bluebirds. People who monitor nestboxes can collect house sparrow's eggs and send them to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Beaver Creek Reserve offers 400 acres of diverse habitats to explore filled with a variety of plants and animals. Upland woods, river bottom forests, wetlands and savannah areas are all found at Beaver Creek Reserve. Bordered by the Eau Claire River with two small trout streams that run through the property, there is an abundance of flora and fauna to be discovered.