Bluebirds - Yesterday, Today...and,
With Your Help...Tomorrow
During the early 1900s the Eastern Bluebird was still a fairly common sight in the Midwest. During the late 1800s, the Eastern Bluebird population took a drastic turn downward with the introduction of house sparrows and starlings as these birds 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.
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 are affiliated with the North American Bluebird Society (NABS).
Now, thanks Indiana Bluebird Society members and bluebird enthusiasts across the Midwest, bluebird numbers are on the rise.
Photo by Shannon DeHart
When you join the Indiana Bluebird Society, you will be helping to share information about Bluebird care and conservation. Membership includes three newsletters and access to our brochures and informational pamphlets.
Membership dues are good for either one or three years from the date received. The IBS is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your dues are tax deductible in full.
One Year - Regular $15.00, Senior $10.00 | Three Years - Regular $35.00, Senior $25.00
To join, complete and return Membership Form with payment.
Report Your Efforts
Help us monitor the number of native cavity nesters such as Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows.
Complete the Nesting Report form (Print PDF) and submit via mail or email.
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Learn about the different species of bluebirds, how to attract and care for them, and download educational materials.
General information on how to attract nesting bluebirds and other small cavity nesters, including distinguishing nests and eggs, heat, dealing with house sparrows, house wrens, nestboxes, etc.
Useful tips to get started from Ken Murray.
Photo by Ken Murray
Who We Are
President: Chris Salberg
Vice President: Marty Mullin
Secretary: Beth Gosman
Treasurer: Ken Murray
Newsletter Editor: Seth Hummel
Ken Murray, Treasurer
P. O. Box 134
Rensselaer, IN 47978-0134
Photo by Janet Hearn Paden