Monitoring A Trail

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Once your trail or boxes are up and ready, it is important to monitor them. This will allow the bluebirds to thrive in the best possible conditions.

Bluebirders are urged to monitor all nest boxes under their care on a weekly basis.

 

Monitoring Forms

Multiple Nest Box Weekly Field Record Monitor’s Short Form 

Individual Nest Box Weekly Field Record

The Annual Bird Nesting Survey Summary EZ Form

Useful Resources

Bluebird Chick Development

The First 14 Days
By Jack Bartholmai and Pat Ready

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Life Cycles

Eastern Bluebirds
Photos by Jack Bartholomai

Tree Swallows
Photos by Pat Ready and Jack Bartholmai

Chickadees
Photos by Pat Ready and Jack Bartholmai

House Wren
Photos by Pat Ready and Jack Bartholmai

Nest Guide to Cavity Nesters

Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Black-capped

Chickadee, House Wren, House Sparrow


Species Identification of Cavity Nesters

 
 
 
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Kent

The Monitoring Program

at Discovery Park, TN

This short educational video provides an example of what a Bluebird Monitoring Program is all about.   

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