BRAW NEWS

 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 

Gene Birr, of Little Suamico, has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin (BRAW).

Birr was cited for his many years of conducting workshops and assisting hundreds of residents start their own bluebird nest box trails.  “It’s been a pleasure helping our native cavity nesters by providing nest boxes and helping others build trails,” he noted.

Gene Birr

As chairperson of BRAW’s County Coordinators Committee, Birr has ensured that there is a network of advisers throughout the state to guide anyone interested in helping cavity nesters. 

Birr has also conducted research on nest boxes with skylights to discourage box pirating by invasive species.   “My greatest satisfaction has come from sharing this information to improve the success rate for fellow bluebird monitors,” Birr said.

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In 1964 there were only an estimated 600 nesting bluebird pairs left in the state due to habitat loss.

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Each year BRAW members’ nest boxes alone fledge over 20,000 bluebirds, plus numerous tree swallows, chickadees and other birds.

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UPDATE

2020 Nest Box Data Reports

BRAW thanks all who submitted reports!!!

177 online reports were received!

This year the pandemic's disrupted a lot of activities and some missed the report deadline.

BRAW understands this and encourages anyone unable to submit  their report(s) to send theirs in by  November 30.

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All About Bluebirds For Kids

I  am not the only one who has been asked these questions. So, I opted to post this Children's Bluebird Activity Book as a handy resource of bluebird information for  parents, grandparents, and teachers of kids expressing an interest in bluebirds.

Andy Garcia-Rivera

BRAW Webmaster

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Kids are naturally curious about wildlife, especially the birds they see when outdoors.  Brightly colored birds draw special attention because of their beautiful plumage.

 

Recently, my grandson found out that I serve as BRAW's webmaster and began to show interest by asking me lots of questions about bluebirds.  Where do they come from? How long do they live? Where can I find them? What do they eat?  Why? Why? Why... You get the picture by now.

I  am not the only one who has been asked these questions. So, I opted to post this Children's Bluebird Activity Book as a handy resource of bluebird information for  parents, grandparents, and teachers of kids expressing an interest in bluebirds.

Andy Garcia-Rivera

BRAW Webmaster

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What! Bluebirds in a Mailbox !

These bluebirds found an unusual home in the Village of Merton, WI.  

 

Check out this video of a successful nesting in Kris Pfeiffer’s mailbox.

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"If you build or put up a nest box, they will come", and bring you lots of happiness when you experience their beautiful colors and songs.

 

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To broaden the base of state residents who help Eastern Bluebirds and native cavity nesters by erecting, maintaining and monitoring nest boxes.

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To ensure that the state's Eastern Bluebird and other native cavity nesters population remain strong and stable.

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