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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

Learn More


North American Bluebird Society

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.


Tips for Attracting and Raising Bluebirds

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

Contact Information


Ken Murray, Treasurer

P. O. Box 134

Rensselaer, IN 47978-0134


Photo by Janet Hearn Paden

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