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WELCOME TO THE MICHIGAN BLUEBIRD SOCIETY!
Male bluebird feeding a female bluebird - photo courtesy of Dave Kinneer
The Michigan Bluebird Society is a group of individuals dedicated to helping bluebirds and other native cavity nesting bird species in the state of Michigan. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an affiliate of the North American Bluebird Society.
Why There is a Need to Help Bluebirds and What You Can Do
Because of habitat loss, environmental pollution, and competition of non-native bird species (House Sparrows and European Starlings), bluebirds have suffered large declines compared to their original numbers. However, bluebirds have been shown to thrive in areas where there is human-provided housing that is actively monitored. As a result, through the efforts of many people, bluebirds have increased in numbers in the last 15 years. Putting up a nest box is the easiest and most important thing you can do. Not only are you helping bluebirds to populate, but watching a pair of adults build a nest, lay eggs, and feed their young is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things you will ever experience. Just ask any bluebird landlord - you'll be hooked and changed forever!
The Michigan Bluebird Society is an affiliate of the North American Bluebird Society.
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Michigan Bluebird News......
A Srange Winter!
The Winter weather continues to be a strange mix of nearly Spring and a very cold Winter. Depending on where you are you may have a lot of snow on the ground or no sonow on the ground. Do not forget about your bluebirds! At this time of the year they are struggling to find food. So please try to help them out. See our Feeding Bluebirds page fo tips. Hopefully you still have bluebirds hanging around. You might not see them. But listen - you might hear them!
As always be sure to keep your birdbath full and clean. This will attract Bluebirds. We are receiving reports of Bluebirds enjoying sunny days with a bath in the heated water. If you do not have a heated birdbath consider getting one for Winter. The birds welcome a constant supply of water when everything seems to be frozen. You might even catch them bathing on sunny days. Such an enjoyable site on a winter day!
As always please don't hesitate to contact MBS with any questions or problems you might have. We are available to assist you in your bluebirding efforts. To find a County Coordinator near you or for a general contact at the MBS, please go to Contact Us.