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!!!
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.
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!
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
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."
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.