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 about. The American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is our national bird and is the only eagle […]
Yep, spring is in the air; and that means warmer temperatures, rain and nest box upgrades. We planned to install additional boxes late last year, but had to wait for our Buffalo ground to thaw. Now, with spring’s squishy soil, we were finally able to place the boxes, some new and some improved.
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. I will also have my note pad to jot down my data. It is recommended […]
It has been a crazy week at one of our Bluebird sites. There were signs of vandalism to multiple nest boxes, including the complete loss of one. We expect problems for our boxes every year, but we always hope not to have any. We placed most of the nest boxes in relative open areas at […]