Bluebirds in the Snow

March 6, 2019 | Posted in Education | By

The winter has been rough this year, but the Bluebirds are still around. The Eastern Bluebirds don’t always leave the area for warmer pastures. If they can find sources of food, shelter, and water, they will chill out in your


Spring Preparation and 2018 Meeting

March 23, 2018 | Posted in Education | By

Bluebird nestbox in winter. Photo by A. T. Baron We still have snow on the ground, but The Clarence Bluebird Trail is getting ready for spring. I spent a sunny but chilly afternoon checking all of our nest boxes for


February Is for the Birds – You Just Need the Right Feeder

February 9, 2016 | Posted in Education | By

It’s February and that means many things to the bird enthusiasts. First, The Great Backyard Bird Count is fast approaching. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society launched the event in 1998. It was the first online citizen-science


Females Are Not All Alike-Differences Between Female House Sparrows and Similar Species

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Education | By

If you keep up with our group, and the escapades of Bluebird Nest Box monitoring, you will know that House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) are a major problem. This invasive species will not only take over a box, but also kill


American Eagle Day – A Special Day for a Special Bird

June 20, 2015 | Posted in Education | By

Our organization was created to help the Bluebirds increase their numbers. As the state bird of New York, we aim to provide them with nesting boxes for a better chance, but they are not the only bird we should think


Proper Attire Required

August 22, 2014 | Posted in Education | By

I usually am fully prepared when I check the Bluebird nest boxes. I always have my trusty bag of tools, gloves, extendable mirror, a 5×7 piece of clear plastic/glass to prevent nestlings from hopping out, and a pair of pliers.


No Vacancy

July 7, 2014 | Posted in Education, NestWatch Data, Updates | By

We have been having a difficult time with two of our nest boxes. The only birds that have been using them are House Sparrows. We check them often and remove any nest material from the invasive species, but these birds


Do Birds Prefer to Lay Their First Egg on Saturdays?

May 8, 2014 | Posted in Education | By

This was posted on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology NestWatch site. I am reposting it here for your information.


A New Page

May 6, 2014 | Posted in Education, NestWatch Data | By

We recently added a new page to our site. The Our Boxes page has a list of our current nest boxes. When you click on the box you can view a pop-up of how the box is performing this season. A


Winter Birds

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Education | By

While you are sitting in your home watching the big game or catching up on laundry, birds are diligently searching for food and trying to keep warm this winter. We tend to be preoccupied in our daily activities after the