bluebird has long been a favorite bird in North America. It is loved for its
beautiful blue coloring, as well as, its gentle disposition and its pleasing
voice. The bluebird is the symbol of love and happiness in many of our
Sadly, the number of bluebirds in the United States has declined in the past
50 or more years.
You can help the bluebird tremendously by providing a birdhouse made
especially for bluebirds. These houses provide much needed places for these
birds to build nests and raise their families, thus increasing their
Place your bluebird box(es) near open fields or pastures. If you have a
large yard or garden some distance from your house, this also may provide
your bluebirds a suitable place to nest. Boxes should be put up late winter
or early spring when bluebirds are soon expected to return. Avoid placing
boxes in areas where insecticides are used since bluebirds may be poisoned
when they eat treated insects.
Bluebird houses should be mounted 4 – 6 feet above the ground 50 – 100 yards
apart. Placing them near trees, shrubs, or fences will allow your bluebirds
to perch nearby.