- Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
- P.O. Box 1663 MS M996
- Los Alamos, NM 87545
- (505) 667-0216
Who nests in our network?
More than two dozen North American bird species prefer to nest in bird houses. At LANL, we provide nestboxes for the following native bird species:
- Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) - primary species
- Ash-throated flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
- Mountain chickadees
- House finches
- House wrens
The main objective of the avian nestbox monitoring network is to determine efficient and sensitive indicators of potential contaminant exposure and environmental stress on cavity-nesting birds.
The project has over 850 nest boxes placed on LANL land.
All adults and nestlings western bluebirds are banded and return band numbers are recorded.