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!