A Few Neat Nesting Notes

What’s more fun than Fun Facts about nesting birds!  

  • Q: Which bird lays the largest known clutch of eggs? 
  • A: Northern Bobwhite quail have been known to lay 28 eggs in a single nest! 
  • Q: Which bird raises the most broods of young in single year? 
  • A: A Mourning Dove can have up to six broods per year. 

  • Q: Which bird has the shortest incubation time before their eggs hatch? 
  • A: The eggs of several song birds, such as the Black-capped Chickadees take only 11 days to hatch after being laid. 

  • Q: Which bird has the longest incubation period in North America? 
  • A: The California Condor incubate its eggs for up to 50 days before they hatch. 

  • Q: Which is the oldest known bird to successfully raise young? 
  • A: A Laysan Albatross has successfully nested on Midway Island for past 69 years!