New York State Bluebird Society

welcomes you to our new website! 

The New York State Bluebird Society has been dedicated to Bringing Back Bluebirds since 1982. Read more about our history and mission here.

We hope that these pages will be both informative and enjoyable. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments or to become a member. Consider making a donation to NYSBS to keep our website up and running!

You can look for Meetings, Exhibits, and Events in your area by looking at the list on the right side of each page, or visit our Events Calendar to see more details about each event. Use the search form at the bottom of every page if you have a specific concern you’d like to research on this site.

The Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis, length 7″, chestnut throat, sides of neck, breast, sides and flank; contrasting white belly, white undertail coverts.  Male is uniformly deep blue above; female grayer.  Call note is a musical, rising chur-lee, extended in song to chur chur-lee chur-lee.  Range:  Found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards.  Nests in holes in trees and posts, also in competition with starling and House Sparrow for nesting sites.  The provision of specially designed boxes by concerned conservationists has resulted in a promising comeback. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition



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our song.

(Photo by Larry Zeleny)


Photo of the Month for April, 2016

Peeking Bluebird – Photo by Denise Hackert-Stoner, Naturelogues

Congratulations, Denise Hackert-Stoner, on having your photo chosen for April’s Photo of the Month!

Denise Hackert-Stoner - Naturelogues - Peeking Bluebird

I hope you find the photo of this Bluebird in flight enjoyable. I think photos of moving subjects this interesting are rare. This bird is not singularly focused on the task of flying but, seems to peer at the viewer.

The composition of this photograph adds to its interest. The background is out of focus which creates a background of mottled greens. This adds interest without detracting from the main subject, the bluebird. The position of the subject with the majority of space in front of the animal makes me wonder about the next moment and what our subject will do, or look like, in the next instant in time.

Thank you for reading about our photo of the month. A special thank you to all who have submitted their photos. Please keep those photos coming.

Kitty Rusch, Photo of the Month Judge

Would you like to see your photo featured here? Visit our Photo of the Month submission form to upload your photo, and we’ll pick a photo to feature each month! See our ‘fledgling’ Photo of the Month archive, at the top of our Photos page, along with a huge collection of beautiful contributor photos.


NABSThe New York State Bluebird Society is an affiliate of NABS
(North American Bluebird Society).