Tree Swallows Ready to Leave the Nest

Tree Swallows Ready to Leave the Nest

When checking nest boxes during the breeding season, caution is essential. We don’t want to stress the adults while they are laying eggs or feeding their young. As the chicks grow, we can count them, determine their approximate age, and address any issues...
2017 Year End Results

2017 Year End Results

Well, folks, the breeding season has come to a close and our little Bluebirds are getting ready for winter. Like every¬†year, we had successes and failures. Most of our failures are due to nature’s fury and there isn’t much we can do about it. Our job is to...
Nest Box Summary: July 2017

Nest Box Summary: July 2017

Well, after collecting a lot of data, we can show off some of our numbers. Our feathered friends came out early this year, and there have been many successful nest attempts. A successful attempt is when at least one bird fledges from the nest. Of course, we hope for...
Nest Box Summary: July 2016

Nest Box Summary: July 2016

Even though many of our lawns are brown from lack of rain, we have been busy with our nest boxes this year. I intended to post an update earlier in the season, but we ran into a few hiccups with entering data on the NestWatch site. After spending a couple of days...
2015 Year End Results

2015 Year End Results

Our busy year has come to a close. All of our nest boxes have been empty for a while, and we doubt we will have any more new nests. We have had great success at many of our sites. Here are some of our stats. 2015 Stats Our 18 nest sites are at Memorial Park, the Bike...