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1 week ago

The issue of house sparrows, an invasive species that kills the bluebirds, is one of the most difficult issues to discuss.

1 week ago
Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania

Reminder - House Wrens (HOWR) should be returning to our area soon (if not already back). If they want a nestbox, they will peck the eggs that are already inside. Here is info from Sialis on Wren guards and a photo from Nancy Fraim of Bluebird eggs pecked by HOWR. http://www.sialis.org/wrens.htm

1 week ago

An unpleasant encounter.

1 week ago

Not a pleasant encounter!

1 week ago

Go to this site then click on each bird to hear its song. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/.../bird_songs.../index.html

1 week ago
All About Bluebirds and More!

Don’t miss This excellent presentation by John Rogers!

Audubon events are great ways to meet people and help birds and the places they need. Register today.

2 weeks ago
North American Bluebird Society

Here is a lovely video capture of this handsome male Eastern Bluebird calling for a mate. Notice bluebirds do not open their beaks to sing—their sweet warbles come gently through their throats. Recorded just this morning (April 5, 2021) in
Woodbury, CT, by Victoria Foulke. Click on the hyperlink below or tap on tbe photo to open this YouTube video. Enjoy!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NFTrJlH8H_E&feature=youtu.be

2 weeks ago

I put up my first two bluebird houses ever in my new backyard. I've been doing what I can to attract bluebirds - playing their calls in the morning, offering mealworms etc;

House sparrows have moved in I ordered some traps for them. But today I saw the sparrows going nuts and saw a male eastern bluebird come out of the box. Will they have scared him for good? I know it can take years to attract a bluebird so I'm a bit sad.

Thoughts?

2 weeks ago

Dear NY Bluebird Societym

My name is Janice Matles and I am a Pre-K teacher in Middletown NY. This month we will be learning and inquring about birds from NY. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

2 weeks ago

Anybody have any suggestions?

3 weeks ago

Anyone seeing BB nests built yet? I think mine is near done building his....Dutchess county NY.

3 weeks ago
Sialis Home - Helping Bluebirds and Other Small Cavity Nesters Survive and Thrive

General information on how to attract nesting bluebirds and other small cavity nesters, including distinguishing nests and eggs, heat, dealing with house sparrows, house wrens, nestboxes, etc.

1 month ago

Wow! What an interesting variety!

1 month ago
National Geographic Magazine

Beautiful. An Asian paradise flycatcher feeds its chick near a saltwater lake in Kallar Kahar, Pakistan. Photo by Zahoor Ahmed http://on.natgeo.com/1445aOW

1 month ago
Jim

Strange Encounters from Jim! 🤣

Strange Encounters on the Bluebird Trail

Box 22 at the North Country Golf Course in Champlain, NY contained a small and cute gray tree frog. He was - I suspect - hiding out here as a safe refuge in the daytime. There is a small pond about 150 yards away from this box.

In the same box, in a kind of shell glued to the side wall of this box is a mystery green worm looking creature. If anyone has any ideas on what it could be - please let me know.

1 month ago
Photos from Kylie Fitz's post

Eastern Bluebirds over the last month here in the Adirondacks, Mayfield NY

1 month ago

Difficult story, but I’m sharing for predator awareness. There’s good advice about protection tips in the comments, such as baffles and greasing the pole.

1 month ago

Amazing photo capture.

1 month ago
Photos from New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)'s post

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Williams of SUNY Buffalo!

The NYSBS helps to sponsor various grants along with NABS (North American Bluebird Society). This year's winner, Dr. Heather Williams, will be working on the project described below. Thank you for your dedication and hard work Dr. Williams!

Purple Martins First Flight (report by Jim Engelbrecht)

2021 Research Project at Iroquois National Wildlife Center (Basom, NY)

Dr. Heather Williams of SUNY Buffalo will be undertaking a project ... See more

1 month ago

It’s almost that time of year up here in Northern NY. I have heard a report of one bluebird sighting up here- and also from a friend in Maine.

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