Who can join MBS?
Anyone who has an interest in bluebirds. You don't have to be a bluebird expert or have bluebirds in your yard.
What does it cost to join and what benefits would I receive?
We have different levels of membership for individuals or families:
One (1) Year Individual or Family Membership: $15 per year
Three (3) Year Individual or Family Membership: $40
Business Membership: $125 per year - we'll put your business logo and link to your site on our home page.
Lifetime Membership: $300 one time - you get an attractive certificate suitable for framing PLUS an MBS embroidered denim shirt.
A quarterly newsletter is mailed to each member. It is filled with useful information about bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds. MBS also holds several yearly events with featured speakers at no cost to members. Your membership dues will also help cover the costs of exhibiting at various conservation events throughout the state. These are opportunities in our state chapter to be involved in educating the general public about bluebirds and other cavity nesters in Michigan. One of the greatest benefits of membership is that you will be joining a network of people who love bluebirds, and who will be a resource for you in answering all your bluebird questions.
How do I join MBS or Renew my membership?
There are 2 ways: 1. By Credit Card via Paypal's secure website, or 2. By Mail by sending in your personal check with the downloadable membership form (see below).
1. By CREDIT CARD
Choose a membership level (1 year, 3 year, lifetime, or business) by scrolling to the appropriate area. Then choose one of the 3 options in the box above the Add To Cart button for that level depending on whether this will be a New, Renewing, or Gift membership. If you are purchasing a gift membership, choose "Gift" in the dropdown menu for Membership Type. Then, when completing the purchase, fill out your billing name/address, and then uncheck "Ship to my billing address box". Fill out your recipient's information in the shipping address section. We will send them a letter acknowledging your gift as well as our latest newsletter. If you'd like to include a gift message, you will need to send us a separate email at , and we'd be glad to include it in the letter.
NOTE: When you click on one of the buttons below, you will be taken to Paypal's secure checkout page where you can pay for your membership. You will see a charge from 'Paypal*MICHIGANBLU' or possibly 'Paypal*MICHIGANBLUEBIRDSOC' on your credit card statement. Note that you may pay either with your Paypal account OR your credit card. You do NOT need a Paypal account to purchase your membership.
One (1) Year Individual or Family Membership - $15
Three (3) Year Individual or Family Membership - $40
Lifetime Membership - $300
(comes with a free MBS logo embroidered shirt)
Business Membership - $125
2. BY MAIL
Just download, print, and mail this Michigan Bluebird Society Membership Form (PDF), along with a check or money order to:
Michigan Bluebird Society
P.O. Box 2028
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2028
In what other ways can I help out?
- Director-at-Large - act as another resource to help make decisions
- Events Director - assist in planning and running our two main annual meetings
- Fundraising Director - help to create, organize and run fund-raising activities and events
- Education Director - coordinate MBS Bluebird educational programs, create new outreach programs, assist in the generation of new educational content for the website
- Nest Box Monitoring Director - coordinate monitoring activities around the state, collect nesting data and reporting
- County Coordinator - act as a bluebird resource for your area, help setup bluebird trails and coordinate collection of data
- State Wide Monitoring Program - assist in putting into place a program for collecting nesting data on a state-wide basis
- Officer - serve as an officer on the Board of Directors of MBS - some travel required
For more information about how you can help with MBS, go to our Volunteer Opportunities page.