Hopefully, your bluebird boxes are up – its time. Actually, March is when we should put up our bluebird boxes. You can leave them up year-round as birds will use them for shelter in the winter.
If you haven’t put up your box yet or would like to make another please check out the links in the resources below. I’ve also included links with general bluebird information.
We currently have nests in all four of our boxes. However, David decided our boxes needed longer poles this winter and replaced all our poles. Now the bird boxes are over my head so monitoring will be limited. Two of the nests are definitely bluebirds but we are not sure about the other two nests.
Goal: Get a picture of a bird using your box. You can try sneaking up on them or waiting very quietly until you see them. Or, if your boxes are not sky-high, pictures of the nest or baby birds. Pictures do not need to be great; just proof of use. Post them.
- Bird Box: You may enter your new or used box in the fair – just don’t evict a bird to bring it😊
- Education Poster: All About Bluebirds; Creating Habitat for Bluebirds; How to Monitor a Bluebird Box; My Bluebird Box, …
- ID Cards: Nest Monitoring Ring – I’ve uploaded my photos & notes if you want to use them
- Electronic Educational Item – PowerPoint, Webpage, Quizlet, Kahoot, an easy Scratch game or …. See poster for ideas.
- Bluebird Box plan we use in the meeting – see download button below
- Nest Monitoring ring – see download buttons below
- All About Birds – Eastern Bluebird
- Getting Started Fact Sheet from North American Bluebird Society
- Maryland Bluebird Society
- The Bluebird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting Bluebirds (A Stokes Backyard Nature Book) – This is the resource I use the most.