There is plenty of great Bluebird information on the web. Here are some that we endorse:
Links to Bluebird Organizations:
New York State Bluebird Society (NYSBS): http://nysbs.org/
North American Bluebird Society (NABS): http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/
NABS promotes the recovery of bluebirds and other cavity nesters. (This link will give you the current links to the other North American Bluebird Society’s affiliates in the United States and Canada.)
Links to Other Bluebird Pages:
All About Eastern Bluebirds: http://sialis.org/index.html Best site for all the bluebird information you want to know and more.
American Bird Conservancy: http://abcbirds.org/
Information about bluebirds: http://bluebirdnut.com/
Bluebird forum: http://bluebirdnutcafe.com
Links to Other Birding Programs:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: homepage http://www.birds.cornell.edu/
Nestwatch – A nest box monitoring project from Cornell. Join and enter your nesting data.
eBird – A joint project between Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon where you can record and access birding observations.
New York State Purple Martin Project, http://www.friendsofiroquoisnwr.org/purplemartins/index.html
The Purple Martin Conservation Association: https://www.purplemartin.org/
Tree Swallow website http://www.treeswallowprojects.com/index.html
Wilson Ornithological Society http://www.wilsonsociety.org
Links to other helpful websites:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation – Attracting wildlife to your yard:
New York State Native Plant Listing: http://www.plantnative.org/rpl-nypanj.htm
“Bluebird Book A Complete Guide to Attracting Bluebirds”, Stokes, 1999, Little, Brown and Company. A beginner’s guide to attracting bluebirds and their behaviors. The book is for sale on the Items for Sale listing on the NYSBS website.
“Bluebird Trails A Guide to Success”, Scriven, 1999, Shapco Printing. A basic guide for those monitoring bluebird trails.
“Children’s Bluebird Activity Book”, Pearman, 2009, Mountain Bluebird Trails. A free PDF version of this booklet can be downloaded at http://mountainbluebirdtrails.com/ This is a great book for children. The book is for sale on the Items for Sale listing on the NYSBS website.
“Studying Eastern Bluebirds – A Biologist’s Reflections”, T David Pitts, Redleaves Publishing 2011. The book is for sale on the Items for Sale listing on the NYSBS website.
“The Bluebird Monitor’s Guide”, Berger, Kridler and Grigg, 2001, HarperCollins. This book is a great resource on bluebirds and other cavity nesters.
*As listed above, some of the books are available for sale on the Items for Sale listing on the NYSBS website http://nysbs.org. You can also purchase various Bluebird apparel and nestboxes there via their order form.