February Is for the Birds – You Just Need the Right Feeder

February 9, 2016 | Posted in Education | By

It’s February and that means many things to the bird enthusiasts. First, The Great Backyard Bird Count is fast approaching. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society launched the event in 1998. It was the first online citizen-science

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Females Are Not All Alike-Differences Between Female House Sparrows and Similar Species

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Education | By

If you keep up with our group, and the escapades of Bluebird Nest Box monitoring, you will know that House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) are a major problem. This invasive species will not only take over a box, but also kill

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American Eagle Day – A Special Day for a Special Bird

June 20, 2015 | Posted in Education | By

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

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Proper Attire Required

August 22, 2014 | Posted in Education | By

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.

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No Vacancy

July 7, 2014 | Posted in Education, NestWatch Data, Updates | By

We have been having a difficult time with two of our nest boxes. The only birds that have been using them are House Sparrows. We check them often and remove any nest material from the invasive species, but these birds

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Do Birds Prefer to Lay Their First Egg on Saturdays?

May 8, 2014 | Posted in Education | By

This was posted on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology NestWatch site. I am reposting it here for your information.

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A New Page

May 6, 2014 | Posted in Education, NestWatch Data | By

We recently added a new page to our site. The Our Boxes page has a list of our current nest boxes. When you click on the box you can view a pop-up of how the box is performing this season. A

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Winter Birds

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Education | By

While you are sitting in your home watching the big game or catching up on laundry, birds are diligently searching for food and trying to keep warm this winter. We tend to be preoccupied in our daily activities after the

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The End of Our First Year

September 6, 2013 | Posted in Education, NestWatch Data, Updates | By

As I write this, the roofers are working hard over my head. Home maintenance is important and that applies to our Bluebird nest boxes as well. Our first year of nest box monitoring has ended for the most part. Here

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Neat Video of Attentive Mother

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Education | By

With the breeding season chugging along, many of the volunteers have discussed adding cameras to the boxes. Nest cams are a great tool to watch the brood and parents in the nestbox. We still need to do research on the

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