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New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 7:20am

The beauty of new life (wait for it)!

New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 6:58am

Bluebirding activities during the pandemic-

Trail monitoring during these difficult times is allowed under NY Ag & Markets Interim Rules guidelines. More information will be posted in our quarterly newsletter.

Please maintain social distancing guidelines as you do your work- and a big thank you for your dedication to the bluebirds! Happy Trails!

New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 3:05pm

The NYSBS nestbox camera is looking at an eastern bluebird sitting on 5 blue eggs! Check it out live here...

Thanks to John Trombly of Chazy, NY (where the nestcam is located) for all of his work in setting this up!

New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 10:47am

Congratulations to our second place winner in the BirdSpotter Grand Prize drawing: Linda Petersen of Terril, Iowa! Linda's photo of a Baltimore Oriole stole the hearts of many. Thanks to our sponsor, Wild Birds Unlimited! To see our winning photos from this season, visit http://bit.ly/BirdSpotter2017-18.

New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 11:26am

Look closely and you'll see a tiny, perfect snowflake in this Black-capped Chickadee's beak! This cool photo was submitted to the last BirdSpotter category by Kittie Wilson, of New London, NH. Monday is here and you have only four more days to vote for your favorite photo in our Grand Prize contest! Winner will get a big prize pack from Wild Birds Unlimited! Visit @http://bit.ly/BirdSpotter2017-18 to view past category winners and vote!

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New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 8:13am

Check out this great shot! Congratulations to the People's Choice winner, Dee Elliot of Mineral Wells, TX, in our final category "Eyewitness." Dee says she saw this juvenile Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on a fence. As she was taking photos, the grasshopper flew by and met its untimely end. She wins a prize pack from Wild Birds Unlimited. Check out our other winners @http://bit.ly/BirdSpotter2017-18

New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 9:27am

For anyone who missed our post about the extremely rare yellow-pigmented Northern cardinal photographed by Jeremy Black in Alabaster, Alabama, here's a second shot that Jeremy just shared with us after going out to find the bird again. We're highlighting it as the opening photo in today's sampling of the beautiful and interesting nature shots you've been sharing with us from across North America and around the planet. What's happening in nature near you right now?

These photos were taken in two countries and 14 U.S. states by Jeremy Black (Alabama), Walt Cochran (Kansas), Dick Rowe (Cayman Islands), Nancy Camden (Wisconsin), Jay Spring (California), Jocelyn Anderson (Michigan), Robin Zimmerman (South Carolina), Peter Pereira (Colorado), Lisa Grindeland (Wyoming), Susan Landis (Florida), Rob Swanson (Vermont), Kelly Sparks (North Carolina), Noelle Jorge (California), Kathy Kloosterman (Iowa), Alyssa Davis (Illinois), Lynn Berning Ledbetter (Kansas), Ted E. Johnson Jr. (Florida), Karen Winslow Sheehan (New Jersey), Lin Andersen (Texas) and Bonnie Williams Anderson (Florida). Thanks to all.

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New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 7:30am

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) by B. Benson.

New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 9:08am

Patricia Bonner had an extraordinary encounter in Zion National Park in Utah with one of the world's 450 or so surviving California condors. “I was hiking in Zion on the Angels Landing Trail and was nearly to the finish," she writes in sharing her photo of this critically endangered, highly intelligent scavenger. "It was early morning. The bird was doing its morning wash-up. He stayed in place for about twenty minutes and I did too! The bird, the view and the hike were amazing.”

California condors once soared over much of North America with their nearly 10-foot wingspans, but because of widespread poaching, habitat loss and lead poisoning—from eating animals shot with lead bullets by hunters—went extinct in the wild in 1987. Thanks to a captive breeding program, they have been re-introduced in a few places in the West. About 70 live in Utah and Arizona and they are both curious about humans and known for perching on cliffs, which helps explain Patricia's long and close-up condor-watching session. Have you ever been fortunate enough to see a California condor? Thank you for sharing your photo and story, Patricia.

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New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS.org)Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 7:55am

"It's migration season for Snowy Owls," writes Beth Finney from western Massachusetts in sharing two of these beautiful photos sent to us in recent weeks from owl-watchers in four U.S. states. The fall migration of snowy owls differs from year to year both in how far south the birds go and how many of the owls leave their far northern nesting grounds. The variation depends on the availability and location of prey (mostly rodents but also some birds). Have you seen or photographed a snowy owl? Let us know. Many thanks to Beth and also to Joe Gliozzo (who took the opening photos in New Jersey), Donna McKnight (New Jersey), Victor Hiltz (Michigan) and John Radloff (Wisconsin) for their shots.

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