Select the species and site you want to watch video for, and click the watch video button to get started. You will have to create an account first if you do not have one. Please take a look at the training videos for each species first, because telling if the bird is at its nest or not can be challenging! You can also click the progress bars to see how much video is available and how much has been watched already. There is a list of who has watched the most video here, and you can go over the observations for videos you've already watched here.

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Mallards are small ducks that nest in the grasslands of the plains. They are one of the most common ducks nesting in North Dakota.

Active projects include:

Coteau Ranch, ND
2016

Cameras were placed at mallard nests along at the Coteau Ranch in western North Dakota.

Blue Winged Teal Anas discors

Blue-winged teal are small ducks that nest in the grasslands of the plains. They are one of the most common ducks nesting in North Dakota.

Active projects include:

Coteau Ranch, ND
2015-2016

Cameras were placed at blue winged teal nests along at the Coteau Ranch in western North Dakota.

Davis Ranch, ND
2016

Cameras were placed at blue winged teal nests along at the Davis Ranch in western North Dakota.

Interior Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Interior least terns are federally listed as an endangered species. They nest on sandbars and islands along the Missouri River in western North Dakota.

Active projects include:

Missouri River, ND
2012-2013

Cameras were placed at least tern nests along the Missouri River in western North Dakota.

Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Northern great plains piping plovers are federally listed as threatened species. They nest on sandbars and islands along the Missouri River and Alkali lakes in North Dakota.

Active projects include:

Missouri River, ND
2012-2013

Cameras were placed at piping plover nests along the Missouri River in western North Dakota.

Sharp-Tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus

Sharp-tailed grouse are an important ground-nesting bird and a species that can serve as an indicator of grassland health. Cameras were placed in areas with different degrees of gas and oil development.

Active projects include:

Belden, ND
2012-2013

Cameras were placed at grouse nests in areas of intense gas and oil development.

Blaisdell, ND
2012-2013

Cameras were placed at grouse nests in areas of low intensity of gas and oil development.

Lostwood Wildlife Refuge, ND
2012

Cameras were placed at grouse nests in this National Wildlife Refuge, representing a historic grassland.