BRAW Gives 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award  

Gene Birr

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.

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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Do You Know?

How many subspecies of Eastern Bluebird are there?

There is little variation in coloration and measurements among Bluebirds in North America, Mexico, and Central America.

Ornithologists, based on the color variation of museum specimens, have determined that there are seven sub-species of Bluebirds.  

The Eastern Bluebird ranges throughout the eastern United States, parts of Mexico, and parts of Central America and the Island of Bermuda.

Only populations of the birds occurring in temperate regions in North America are known to engage in annual migrations.

Eastern Bluebird Migration & Residence Map

You don't have to be a bluebird expert

to have bluebirds in your yard or to start a trail...

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Learn

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

Help

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

Maintain

BRAW members maintain 8,000 nest boxes throughout the state bring a wealth of experience to those wanting to learn how to do it.

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You can make a difference.

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UPDATE

2020 Nest Box Data Reports

BRAW thanks all who submitted reports!!!

172 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  October 12. 

   ONLINE  SUBMISSION FORMS     

Form 20S

Form 22

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.

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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Our Mission

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

 

Our Vision

 

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

Anyone who joins this fall as a

new member at the $25 annual level will get  FREE...

Nest Box Deal for New Members

Do You Know?

How many subspecies of Eastern Bluebird are there?

There is little variation in coloration and measurements among Bluebirds in North America, Mexico, and Central America.

Ornithologists, based on the color variation of museum specimens, have determined that there are seven subspecies of Bluebirds.  

The Eastern Bluebird ranges throughout the eastern United States, parts of Mexico, and parts of Central America and the Island of Bermuda.

Only populations of the birds occurring in temperate regions in North America are known to engage in annual migrations.

Eastern Bluebird Migration & Residence Map

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Restoration

Association of

Wisconsin

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