MAINTAINING YOUR BLUEBIRD TRAIL OR BACKYARD NESTBOX

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Now that you have decided to become a nestbox monitor and have obtained the equipment necessary, here on this page are suggestions and tips on successful monitoring to assure the birds are safest and healthy.

HOW TO BEGIN YOUR BLUEBIRDING EXPERIENCE  starting and ending monitoring 2      

BLUEBIRD MONITORING CHART bluebird-monitoring-chart

BIRD PROTECTION LAWS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA

As we engage in helping bluebirds (or any native bird) it is important to understand that there are federal and state laws that protect birds.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the California Endangered Species Act, and California Department of Fish and Game codes 3503 and 3503.5 restrict what people can do to and for birds without a permit. These regulations are particularly applicable to nesting birds.  They are, however, currently under revision but changes are not expected to impact nest box monitoring. Bird Protection Laws

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MONITOR NESTBOXES?   A SUGGESTED LIST Suggested Supplies for new Monitors

POLICY ABOUT NEW BOX TRAILS   Policy about new box trails

If you have a change in your nest box trail, the number, the location,  or the monitor’s name, please contact our nest box database manager, Tom Hery at tomhery@cox.net

HOW TO MONITOR A NEST BOX IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

HOW TO MAINTAIN A SAFE BLUEBIRD NEST BOX  Is your bluebird nest box a tragedy   

OTHER BIRDS THAT MAY USE YOUR NEST BOX   Is your bluebird nest box a tragedy2

BEWARE OF OPEN PIPES  DeathByPipes-final

BEEHIVE REMOVAL Frequently our bluebird nest boxes are taken over by honey bees.  For bee hive removal,  please contact Massey Honey, 714 412 2728,  Beecasso, 818 450 7470,  Roger Wells, 714 856 5617,  Anna Baier, 714 390 4410, Bob McElroy at mcelroylafd@aol.com, 

SCBC history

The Secret Life of Western Bluebirds

BEFORE REMOVING A DEAD TREE

Posted January 14, 2019 by yankeejim

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