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Texas Bluebird Society


Texas Bluebird Society is an all-volunteer grassroots organization helping bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting birds through increasing nesting sites while sustaining and increasing their food supply.(Insects and Native Plant Berries)

"Please Do Not Disturb" Educational Sign for Nestboxes Now Available!!!


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Are You providing a Bluebird Friendly Habitat?

Announce your Conservation Efforts by displaying the Texas Bluebird Society nestbox sign.

"Please do not disturb" educational signs for nestboxes now available from Johnson City Sign Shop, either 1 sign or in groups of four. Many thanks to Rick for creating "our sign", envisioned by TBS member Paul Nelson.


2017 Event, March 25th, Waco - Advance Registration is Not Yet Open.

 

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TBS presents an educational event each year. We believe you'll gain great information from presenters, enjoy outstanding comradery, and have fun participating in our FUNdraising auction at the 2017 Bluebird Season Kickoff in Waco on March 25th.

Join over 120 registrants for the 2017 Bluebird Season Kickoff and FUNdraising Auction on March 25th in Waco.

Registration will open no later than October 1st, 2016. Bookmark "2017event.txblues.org". We will update the event pages at least monthly.

2016 Event Was a Great Success!

Registrants (100+) gathered on March 12th at the Bastrop Convention Center. You can read about the event at 2016 Bluebird Season Kickoff. View photos from the event here.

Congratulations to Selena and Keith Schindler, recipients of the 2016 Blue Feather Award!

More about us ...

We promote bluebirds by serving as knowledgeable presenters and by organizing bluebird booths at various events across the state throughout the year. Check the Events tab for a list of our past and future activities at venues throughout the state.

At the heart of TBS efforts is the construction, distribution, and sale of a "well-suited for Texas" bluebird nestbox* known as the "Texas Nestbox." We have built over 13,000 nestboxes since 2002. This is quite an accomplishment. Think of the difference TBS is making in preserving, studying, and promoting these beautiful birds.

Come, learn and work and enjoy with us. Join us in our efforts to promote "Bluebirds across Texas . . . one nestbox at a time!".

* a "nestbox" may be called "birdhouse" or "nesting box."

When you shop with AmazonSmile.com, a portion of the proceeds go to the Texas Bluebird Society.

Visit AmazonSmile for more details.

Upcoming Events See details of each event and past event

About Bluebirds: Trinity, Texas Lions Club

Day, August 10, 2016 - (11:00 -12:00)
Presenter: Lonnie Castleman
Joseph's Restaurant
(Private Event)

Woodlands Landscaping Solutions
Millennium Forest Gardens

8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX, 77381    

Saturday, 24 September, 2016 (09:00 a.m. - Noon)

Join Linda Crum and other gardening experts and discover the possibilities with hot tips and cool plants for your water-wise landscape! "One Nestbox" offer will be available at this event – a gift of a free nestbox with a contribution of $15 for a new TBS membership. Renewing members can purchase a nestbox for $10. Nestboxes are also available for sale for $17.

Attracting Bluebirds to Your Garden
Tomball Garden Club

Monday, October 3, 2016 (Private Event)

Presenter: Linda Crum

Texas Outdoor Women Network (TOWN)
Northwest Recreation Center

2913 Northland Drive, Austin, Texas    

Tuesday, October 22, 2016 (Doors open at 6:00 pm, Meeting at 6:30, Presentation at 7:00)

Attracting Bluebirds to your Garden
High Meadow Ranch Garden Club

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Private Event)

Presenter: Linda Crum

Attracting Bluebirds To the Garden
Arbor Gate Nursery

15635 Fm 2920 Road, Tomball, TX 77377    

Thursday, March 2, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)

Presenter: Linda Crum

"One Nestbox" offer will be available at this event – a gift of a free nestbox with a contribution of $15 for a new TBS membership. Renewing members can purchase a nestbox for $10 plus tax. Nestboxes are also available for sale for $15 plus tax.

Combat Texas Challenges

ARE YOUR NESTBOXES BOTHERED BY ...
Snakes, English sparrows, 4-legged Critters?

Check out our Nestbox Recommendations for information on the Universal Sparrow Trap and Kingston Stove Pipe Baffle. Our ingenious and resourceful members have devised many ways to thwart predators including adding a "tutu-like" skirt to entangle snakes. Click on the "Nestbox Recommendations" tab on the Resources page. We provide a link you can use to order the trap directly and a link to building plans for the baffle. The "Texas nestbox" we sell is customized for the Universal Sparrow Trap (with screws under the hole). We also sell baffle kits at our Summer Symposium and Kickoff Seminar.

HELP TO COMBAT TEXAS HEAT

Texas Bluebird Society recommends the addition of white or light-colored paint and/or a set of HeatShields, to weathered nestboxes, unless they are shaded from late afternoon sun. 2011 heat studies conclusively revealed that as a nestboxes darkens with age, the interior temperatures jump dramatically.

Discarded political signs with a white back side can be recycled as HeatShields. With a pen knife, trim rectangles identical in size to the top, sides, and back of the weathered nestbox. Affix to nestbox with screws using tubing to create one-half inch (approximately) of air space. You can see plans for the HeatShield under the Nestbox Recommendations. You can also buy pre-made heatshields at our Summer Symposium and Kickoff Seminar. Click on the "Nestbox Recommendations" tab on the Resources page.

(Posted: 11/07/2013)

Texas Blues - Volume 15, Issue 3 - July - 2016

Not A Casual Observer!


Participate in the Sparrow Swap Project


Go Big - Grow A Thicket


Musings From The Master... You Ask - Keith Answers

 

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To spread “Bluebirds (and other native cavity-nesting birds) Across Texas ... one nestbox at a time” - through education; and, the installation of “NestWatch’d” nestboxes in appropriate habitat; and, sustaining and increasing their natural food supply (insects and berries of native plants) - while enjoying the process and the bluebirds.

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