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Monitoring your bluebird nest box

Written by Dan Lawton Monitoring your bluebird nest box is crucial. Learn how to monitor and observe your bluebird nest through the stages of courtship, incubation and birth. Maintaining a bluebird nest box isn’t a time-intensive hobby, but it does involve consistent monitoring. It’s imperative that you check on your nest box at least once […]

How to Attract Bluebirds

Written by Dan Lawton Learn the keys to successfully attracting bluebirds to your yard, such as nest box placement, how to avoid pests and other ways to cultivate a welcoming environment for bluebirds. Bluebirds have battled back from the brink of extinction over the last two decades and the primary reason for their uptick in […]

Introduction to bluebirds

Written by Dan Lawton The bluebird is popular among bird lovers because of its gorgeous plumage and melodious song. Western Bluebird ‘His most serene birdship,’ as Henry Thoreau referred to it, the bluebird is popular among bird lovers for its attractive plumage and melodious song. The bluebird is part of the thrush family and is […]

Bluebird nest boxes

Written by Dan Lawton One of the reasons the bluebird population has increased over the last decade is the commitment of many bird conservationists to build bluebird nest boxes. One of the reasons the bluebird population has increased over the last decade is the commitment of many bird conservationists to build bluebird nest boxes. Because […]

How to Protect bluebirds from sparrows

Written by Dan Lawton House sparrows not only occupy empty bluebird nesting boxes, but they also storm occupied boxes, killing adult bluebirds and nestlings. Just the mention of house sparrows will make many bluebird lovers recoil. This highly aggressive species, which was imported from Europe in 1850, is responsible for the death of thousands of […]

Attracting Bluebirds to Bluebird House

Written by Steven Musumeche one of the most utilized nesting locations for bluebirds is the man-made bluebird boxes that mimic the natural cavities found in dead and decaying trees. Many people really enjoy watching, feeding and learning about birds. This hobby offers one an opportunity to appreciate, delight, and connect to the natural world. Bluebirds […]

Attracting Bluebirds to Your Bluebird Feeder

Written by Steven Musumeche tips and tricks that you can use to attract bluebirds to your blue bird feeder Many people really enjoy watching, feeding and learning about birds. This hobby offers one an opportunity to appreciate, delight, and connect to the natural world. Bluebirds are one of the most well-liked birds in North America. […]

Video -Attracting Bluebirds

great video with instructions on how to attract bluebirds to your yard Bluebirds are medium-sized birds which feed mostly on insects and mealworms and love large open areas. Bird Man Mel discusses various strategies to attract bluebirds to your yard, including some plants you can add to your garden. Ready to purchase a bluebird nesting […]

Fighting the dreaded house sparrow

While recently adding more informational articles about bluebirds to our bird learning center, I finished an article on protecting bluebirds from house sparrows. If you’re not a birding enthusiast, you may not realize how detrimental this species is to the survival of bluebirds. House sparrows are an invasive species, native to Europe, that was introduced […]