Bluebirds Bounce Back in 2012!
After a bad 2011 season, we bounced back with a record bluebird production in 2012: Annual Report I
by Kent D. Hall, Ph.D., Coordinator of Data Collection & Analysis
This is my 7th year as Coordinator of Data Collection for BRAW and 3rd as Data Analyzer. This year was about as different from last season as one can get. Last season BRAW Eastern Bluebird (EABL) production dropped drastically because of bad weather and this season we set all-time state and national records for bluebirds produced. This can be attributed to much better weather and the effectiveness of improved placement of nest boxes, partly due to the efforts of the 4-year, Operation Top State (OTS) program (35,592/+53.8% improvement--Table 1 & Figure 2). A total of 2,533 additional EABLs were produced on trails that did not complete Form 21s (6 potential reports), so a total of about 38,125 EABLs were produced by BRAW monitors in 2012. Read more...
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BRAW Info Pack - Revised for 2013 Version 4:
Attracting Eastern Bluebirds & Other Cavity Nesters
The Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin has come a long way since its inception in 1986 in its understanding about how to effectively manage Eastern Bluebirds. This booklet pulls together the collective experiences of people who work especially in the interest of bluebirds, particularly those persons who record and summarize their nest box data and whom we term monitors. Printable Info Pack (PDF)
BRAW is a NABS Affiliate Organization.