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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) (PDF)

Texas Bluebird Society Newsletter - Volume 19, Issue 4 - October - 2020

Made Possible By ... It took a TX size team to create the new full-color Bluebirds In Texas

Beating The Heat In Texas

Holly Wilcox Is Going For The Gold

Linda Crum — Master Of Many talents

Pauline Tom Is Ready To Pass The Torch

Election Nominees

Why Choose Native Plants In Your Garden

A Cowbird Tale

Lifetime Members

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 17,000 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!".

* Note: 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.

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Upcoming Events See details of each upcoming and past event

Texas Bluebird Society events are likely cancelled for the remainder of 2020, but check back here often for updates.

Combat Texas Challenges
(Posted: 11/07/2013)

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).

HELP TO COMBAT TEXAS HEAT

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

A set of HeatShields is another effective way to protect your nestbox from the Texas heat. 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" tab on the Resources page.

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Mission Statement

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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