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|Presented By||NC Museum of Natural Sciences|
|Goal||Collect house sparrow (HOSP) eggs & test management strategies|
|Task||Swap and/or collect and ship HOSP eggs; monitor nestbox outcome|
|Where||United States of America North America|
People who monitor nestboxes can collect house sparrows eggs and send them to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Participants can opt to participate in one of four levels:
Level 1: Collector- Send house sparrow eggs to the Museum
Data collected from follow-up visits will help evaluate the effectiveness of house sparrow management strategies. The house sparrow eggs sent to the Museum will be photographed and analyzed to understand variation in color and speckling of house sparrow eggs across the United States. The eggs will eventually be analyzed for contaminants as part of research to determine whether house sparrow eggs are a useful indicator of human exposure to environmental contaminants.
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|Materials List||empty egg cartons, plastic Easter eggs, Press N' Seal plastic wrap, paper towels, box, cushioning material (neswspaper),|
|Special Skills||People who monitor nest boxes|
|Ideal Age Group||College, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At school, At home|
|Tags||bioindicator, bird, bird management, bluebird, caren cooper, contaminants, house sparrow, nc museum of natural sciences, nestbox, songbird, sparrow swap|
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