Michigan Bluebird Society

Experiencing the Joy of Bluebirds!

Bluebird Books You Need To Read.....

We've seen all the bluebird books on the market, and the ones below are the best.  We've added a few comments to help you pick the best book for you.

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Stokes Bluebird bookTHE BLUEBIRD MONITOR'S GUIDE
By Jack Griggs, Cynthia Berger  

The most complete book on attracting bluebirds with nesting boxes and problem solving. Lots of pictures and diagrams. For more intermediate or advanced bluebirders.
 

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Stokes Bluebird bookTHE BLUEBIRD BOOK: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ATTRACTING BLUEBIRDS 
By Donald and Lillian Stokes

A great starter book for all bluebird landlords.  It has excellent information on bluebird behavior and life cycles.  Very well organized too. 

 

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bluebird trails

BLUEBIRD TRAILS: A GUIDE TO SUCCESS
By Dorene Scriven

An excellent book for those people ready to start managing their  own bluebird trail.  It's not great as far as pictures go, but the information is incredibly valuable.  Dorene Scriven is a VERY experienced bluebirder who you need to learn from. 

 

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bluebirds foreverBLUEBIRDS FOREVER
By Connie Toops

A beautiful coffee table book loaded with incredible photos.

 

 

 

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bluebirds and their survival_

BLUEBIRDS AND THEIR SURVIVAL                                              
By Wayne H. Davis, Philippe Roca                                   

The only book with a chapter on photography.  It contains interesting research results on next box styles.  Dr. Davis did a lot of pioneering work on slot boxes; Roca is a photographer.

 

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enjoying-bluebirds-more lrgENJOYING BLUEBIRDS MORE
Julie Zickefoose

An inexpensive, very good starter book from Bird Watcher's Digest.  It's actually a compendium of best articles from the magazine. 

 

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what bluebirds doWHAT BLUEBIRDS DO
By Pamela Kirby

A published nature photographer, Kirby chronicles the life of a bluebird pair in a photo documentary. Although intended for a young audience, adults will be captivated by every little part of a bluebird's life from courtship to nesting and beyond.  

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bluebirds grooms-petersonBLUEBIRDS
By Steve Grooms & Dick Peterson

This excellent photography book captures the Eastern and Mountain Bluebirds in a variety of settings, and because of the accurate life histories, makes a very useful field guide. 

 

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THE BLUEBIRD, HOW YOU CAN HELP ITS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
By Larry Zeleny

The book that started it all and got the bluebird movement going. It's still an extremely informative and useful guide.  Zeleny founded the North American Bluebird Society (NABS).

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BRING BACK THE BLUEBIRDS, EVEN TO YOUR HAND
By Andy Troyer

A booklet that gives patterns for a feeder and a sparrow-resistant bluebird house, how to attract bluebirds, how to manage a trail, natural parasite control, predator control, raising meal worms, and training bluebirds to feed from your hand.

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I HEAR BLUEBIRDS
Shirl Brunnel

Written in journal style, this is the story of a child psychologist who raises two orphaned bluebirds.  An emotional story - it depicts how easy it is to become attached to bluebirds.

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