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 winter damage. Some of our boxes were easily accessible
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
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
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
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.
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
This was posted on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology NestWatch site. I am reposting it here for your information.
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
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
As I write this, the roofers are working hard over my head. Home maintenance is important and that applies to our Bluebird nest boxes as well. Our first year of nest box monitoring has ended for the most part. Here