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2 days ago

Submit your nest box survey easily online! Be sure not to miss the drop down to indicate your county on the form! Deadline for online submissions is November 1st.

2 weeks ago

Looking for a learning experience as well as a way to make a positive contribution for our native cavity nesting songbirds? NYSBS has the answers for you.
*Find out about volunteering as a Bluebird Ambassador or County Coordinator
*Let us work with you to present a Bluebird Power Point presentation—either in person, by zoom, or set up a table display emphasizing Bluebird information to your group or organization.
Feel free to reach out to:
Name: Sarah A. Hodder
Email: ... See more

2 weeks ago

Looking for a learning experience as well as a way to make a positive contribution for our native cavity nesting songbirds? NYSBS has the answers for you.
*Find out about volunteering as a Bluebird Ambassador or County Coordinator
*Let us work with you to present a Bluebird Power Point presentation—either in person, by zoom, or set up a table display emphasizing Bluebird information to your group or organization.
Feel free to reach out to:
Name: Sarah A. Hodder
Email: ... See more

2 weeks ago

So very sad.

3 weeks ago

Should be an interesting online event. Hope to see you there!

Dear NEW YORK STATE BLUEBIRD SOCIETY,

October 1st is just around the corner, so don’t wait to register for this engaging and FREE online event! To register, please click this link: nybirds.org/annual2021

Our host this year, the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, will be kicking off the annual meeting from the Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College, at 7:00pm on Friday, October 1st with a timely and highly informative ... See more

1 month ago

The bluebird was my mother’s favorite bird and when we lost her to cancer it became and emblem of hope for my family through our grief. I recently released a book about processing loss entitled Rise Up, Little Bluebirds and I’d love to share it with anyone who could resonate with it. We’re a little less alone when we help each other through.

1 month ago

Upcoming Event!

Free Event!
Organized by Ben Winkler, a 15 year-old for his Eagle Scout project.
Part 1: September 22, 2021 at 7pm on Zoom with John Rogers and “All About Bluebirds…And More!”
Part 2: Bluebird Nest box distribution for Wayne County Residents. The first 50 Wayne County Residents to register and participate in the online presentation are eligible to receive a free bluebird nest box.
Pickup/deliveries will be September 25, 2021 from 9:00 am- 11:00 a.m. at the Cornell ... See more

1 month ago

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NYSBS (New York State Bluebird Society)
The NYSBS began in 1982 and has helped to restore the nesting population of the Eastern Bluebird across the state. We are an affiliate of the North American Bluebird Society (NABS) and support research studies by partnering with NABS on funding for ornithological grants. We have established 2 main educational Bluebird trails; the Rt 20 Trail that runs from East to West across the center of New York and the Rt 11 Trail that ... See more

3 months ago

HOSP attacking an egg.

3 months ago

We put up a bluebird house for the 1st time this year and got a pair within a couple days. We've never seen one here before and were surprised they found it so fast!

3 months ago

We put up a bluebird house for the 1st time and got a pair within a couple days. We've never even seen one here before until now. We couldn't believe how fast they found it!

4 months ago

Just found male kid? Dead on my lawn from brood 1. What could have caused it? 75ft from roadway on my lawn 4ft in from barely used drive not far from the box which has 4 eggs for brood 2 ready to hatch any day now. Don't know how many of the other 4 of 5 from brood 1 made it.

4 months ago

So I noticed the other day I don't have any tree swallows around .. wondering if the cold wet spring ruined their nesting? Anyone else missing their TS ??

5 months ago

1st brood of 5 ready to fly next week. Very early this year

5 months ago

I have a nesting bluebird. The male has not been around for over a week so I assume he is dead. Anyway I have five eggs, one has hatched today. I am in CNY and it is cold and temps are below normal today. I have been feeding the mother the past two weeks with mealworms. I have little hope for the babies with this cool weather and mom having to go hunt for food even though I am putting out mealworms. Is there anyone who could advise me how I can help mom? Thank you