Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard

April 17, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gilboa Historical Society Museum
122 Stryker Road
Gilboa NY
Gerry Stoner

Kevin Berner will be the next speaker for the Gilboa Historical Society. His presentation will be about how you can attract bluebirds to your yard and how to monitor your nest boxes. Schoharie County had been known as the Bluebird Capital of New York State in the 1990s and early 2000s due to the high rate of bluebird production.

Berner was a professor in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Science Department for 30 years before retiring in 2017. He conducted bluebird research for a quarter century often with the help of students. Many of them authored or coauthored research papers with him. His research efforts concentrated on identifying which nest box designs were most attractive to bluebirds while deterring use by invasive bird species. He served as the Research Chairman for both the North American Bluebird Society and New York State Bluebird Society.

This presentation will be at the Gilboa Historical Society Museum at 122 Stryker Road, Gilboa, NY 12076. It will be at 6pm on Wednesday April 17, 2024. This meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.