INDIANA BLUEBIRD SOCIETY

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President: Brad Denton
Vice President: Cora Shonk
Secretary: Susan Murray
Treasurer: Ken Murray

Board Members:
Mary Beuchat
Vicky Foltz
Christy Frampton

Newsletter Editor:
Christy Frampton

 

P. O. BOX 134
Rensselaer, IN 47978-0134

Email Ken Murray:
bbs@rhsi.tv   

Bluebirds - Yesterday, Today...and, With Your Help...Tomorrow

Join us in helping out bluebirds this year - become a member today!


2013 Nesting Report 

Thanks to everyone who reported.  We received 68 nesting reports from 42 counties. 

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  • Boxes: 1546
  • Nests: 796
  • Broods: 624
  • Eggs: 4250
  • Hatched: 3398
  • Fledged: 3278
  • Eggs: 2050
  • Fledged: 1510

WELCOME

The Indiana Bluebird Society, founded in 1981, provides information and encouragement for those wishing to engage in the conservation of bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting bird species. We will make every effort possible to promote bluebird awareness and increase the population of bluebirds in Indiana.  We are affiliated with the North American Bluebird Society (NABS).

WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLUEBIRDS GONE

During the early 1900s the Eastern Bluebird was still a fairly common sight in the midwest. With the introduction of house sparrows and starlings during the late 1800s, the Eastern Bluebird population took a drastic turn downward. The sparrows and starlings started taking over the popular nesting sites of the bluebird. Potential nesting sites were also reduced by the removal of dead trees, fence rows and wooden fenceposts. By 1979, the sighting of Eastern Bluebirds was considered very rare in most of the Midwest. Now, however, due to the efforts of Bluebird enthusiasts, the numbers are steadily increasing.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

Want to learn more about what you can do to help?  Read Tips for Attracting and Raising Bluebirds and join our conservation efforts by becoming a member.

Learn more about Bluebirds

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NABS fact sheets

Attracting Eastern Bluebirds

Bluebird Facts – USGS

Bluebird Information – Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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