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SparowSwapthumbnailThe Sparrow Swap is a citizen science project in which volunteers collect and donate house sparrow eggs to the Collections at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The Sparrow Swap has two distinct goals. The shorter term goal is to collaborate with volunteer nest monitors across the country to compare the effectiveness of strategies to minimize damage by house sparrows on bluebirds and other native species. The longer term goal is to assess the potential of house sparrow eggs as a tool for communities to quickly and inexpensively map environmental contaminants.

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