New York State Bluebird Society 

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 September, 2016

Bluebird Christmas Tree – Photo by Debra Barnum

Our beautiful Photo of the Month for September was submitted by Debra Barnum.   I love this image as it clearly shows that once nesting season is over and colder weather/winter arrives, bluebirds begin flocking together and join in groups for the winter season. It’s amazing to see how differently they behave from their more aggressive territorial actions between each other to a more common ground of being together. They have even been known to roost all together in the cold winter nights to keep warm. The 2 males and single female in this image clearly show that type of behavior which we will soon be seeing with bluebirds , if you haven’t yet already since nestling season is about over.. Often times you will see the juveniles spend the winter with their parents.

Linda Schamberger, 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).