Below are items currently being sold by the Michigan Bluebird Society. All proceeds (after our product costs) go to help education efforts by the MBS as well as bluebird conservation in the state of Michigan.
NOTE: Due to the severity of the Coronavirus outbreak we will be limiting the numbr of trips our volunteers make to the U.S. Post Office each week to ship orders. We want to limit their chances of exposure to the virus. Until further notice we will be shipping orders twice a week (3 times at the most). That may increase the time for you to receive your order by 2 to 3 days (you would normally receive your order in 1 to 3 days). Thank you for your understanding.
NOTE: Our shipping prices are for MICHIGAN, INDIANA, AND OHIO shipping destinations only. Please contact us at for shipping costs before ordering, if the order is shipping to any other state.
You will note there are two prices - Member and Non-Member. One of the benefits of being a member of MBS is savings on useful bluebird-related products. If you're not a member but would like to get the Member's Price on an item, just send (along with your order) a new membership form and extra $ amount for a 1 year, 3 year, or lifetime membership. OR, you can sign up on our Join MBS page before placing your order. (We will verify membership status for all orders placed under member pricing before processing) MBS Memberships are also a great gift!
Items in our store have been divided into the following categories. Click on a category below to go directly to the category with items you are looking for, or just browse. We are sure to have something that you need!
Cedar Bluebird Nesting Box Kit
This well-designed and built kit comes from MBS lifetime member Gene Wasserman and his company WoodCraft Kits. Each house kit comes completely cut, sanded, drilled, and ready to assemble with nothing but a hammer or power screw driver. All the hardware and detailed instructions for assembly are included. It is made from Cedar, which is the best exterior wood to use in birdhouse construction due to its high resistance to rot and insects. This kit is a great project for both adults and kids (supervised of course). The photos above show the assembled nesting box. Comes complete with connector for 1/2" diameter electrical conduit poles.
• The oval-shaped 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" entry hole allows Bluebirds and Tree Swallows to enter. Also comes with an optional predator guard and optional nest screen..
• Rough cedar exterior and entry grooves make perching and entry easier for the birds
• Interior grooves on the house front to help nestlings leave the box
• Generous roof overhang to help keep the rain out
• Grooves under the roof and recessed floor reduce water seeping into box
• Bluebird and monitoring information included, as well as a card for recording nesting data
Non-Member's Price: $30.00
Member's Price: $27.50
Gilwood Bluebird Nesting Box - Cedar
This is Steve Gilbertson's other highly successful Bluebird house design. The larger, more open top, U-shaped entrance hole has been shown to be very highly attractive to Bluebirds compared to the conventional round hole. The 5 1/4" depth from the bottom of the entrance to the floor provides plenty of room for a Bluebird nest and may be less attractive to sparrows which prefer larger cavities when given a choice (the metal nail is placed across the top of the entrance to exclude starlings). The box has gotten excellent field results across many habitats and states. This box is made in a very high quality manner by MBS board member John Harville. It is made of western red cedar - a very insect and rot resistant wood. It is assembled with stainless steel screws to prevent rusting and discoloration of the wood. The box front easily opens and pivots down for monitoring and cleaning. It is weather tight to prevent water and cold air incursions in the Spring. The box comes with EMT conduit straps attached on the back for use with the Gilbertson pole mounting system. (Note: The pole is not included, but complete instructions on what to buy and how to mount it come with the box).
Non-Member's Price: $31.00
Member's Price: $28.00