Using Artificial Nests to Study Nest Predation in Birds
A simple and effective field exercise that demonstrates factors affecting predation on bird nests is described. With instructor guidance, students in high school biology or college-level biology, ecology, animal behavior, wildlife management or ornithology laboratory courses can collaborate to design field experiments related to nest depredation.
Belthoff, James R.. (2005). "Using Artificial Nests to Study Nest Predation in Birds". American Biology Teacher, 67(2), 105-110.