All of these houses provide an ideal nesting home for bluebirds. By the 1970s, bluebird numbers had declined by estimates ranging to 70% due to unsuccessful competition with house sparrows and starlings, both introduced species, for nesting cavities, coupled with a decline in habitat. They are making a comeback due to the efforts of many volunteers establishing homes and trails for this colorful bird.
This beautiful bluebird house is made from over 90% recycled plastic. They are environmentally friendly and are designed for easy maintenance. The house has a 1 9/16 in hole - ideal for Western Bluebirds.
This bluebird house has a camera! See eggs laid, hatched, and babies raised! The built in camera comes with 100 ft of cable. The dimension from the bottom of the box to the bottom of the entrance hole is 5 3/4 inch from inside of the house- the entrance hole is 1.5 inch. The Portal Protector and Nest Lift are included.
This popular bluebird house and comes with a plexiglass viewing window in the roof. The guard around the entry keeps predators out. It features an easy side cleanout and a plexiglass nest holder. Mount in open areas 6-10 ft. hight.
This popular house features a 3 inch screened opening in the roof. The guard around the entry keeps predators out. Features an easy side cleanout and a plexiglass nest holder. Mount in open areas 6-10 ft. hight.
Made in the USA and built to Audubon specifications. Each bluebird house features a 1 9/16 in hole and is fitted with a handcrafted 12 oz copper roof. The birdhouse is made of natural cedar and is easy to clean.
Bluebird nesting boxes should be placed 8 to 12 ft. off the ground. Too large of a house or holes larger than 1 1/2" will invite starlings. Chesapeakecrafts.com sells bluebird houses which have been proven to be ideal for bluebirds.
Of all the birds a gardener could choose to attract, the bluebird is one of the most helpful birds to keep in the garden. They will quickly rid your garden of insects and are voracious in eating them.
Bluebirds build their nests almost entirely of dried grass and small weed stems. Both sexes help build the nest, but most of the work is done by the female. Make sure your bluebird house can be opened and cleaned out at the end of the season if you intend to attract more bluebirds the following year.
Place your nesting boxes near an open field or meadow, as that is their preferred hunting ground. Two thirds of their diet consists of insects, with the remainder made up of fruits.
Bluebirds are part of the thrush family. They have blue, or blue and red, plumage. Female bluebirds are not as brightly colored as the males, but the patterns are similar as are their sizes.
Bluebirds usually lay two or three set of eggs per season. There can be anywhere between three and seven eggs in each nesting. Incubation is around 12 days, maybe a few days longer. The babies will stay in the nest around 15 days.Both sexes will take care of raising the babies, although the female will do most of the work.
Mountain bluebirds range from Mexico, the Western US and into Canada. The males are a turquoise blue and the species can be found in rangelands and meadows above 5,000 ft. Thanks to the overwhelming efforts of landowners in the west providing nesting boxes, their populations have thrived and are no longer a concern.