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2017 Event, March 25th, Waco - Open to the general public!

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Click anywhere above for full Event Info

Featured Speakers

Keith Kridler, author and bluebird enthusiast extraordinaire
Alec Wyatt, ABA Young Birder 2014, Birding 101
David Kinneer, photographer, Bluebird Photography

At-the-door Registration: $15.00. No meal and no Door Prize Tickets.


FREE Nestbox to members who pledge to “NestWatch” at least two nestboxes

(submit observations to Cornell Lab of Ornithology through www.NestWatch.org)

For More Information:

eventplans@txblues.org (512) 517-5678 or (972) 217-1516

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 Use Amazon Smile to support the Texas Bluebird Society

 

When you're shopping with Amazon, please use our Amazon Smile account by clicking on the image or the link smile.amazon.com. Doing so will result in an Amazon donation to the Society.

We and the birds will appreciate it - Thanks

"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.


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

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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)
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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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