Florida Bluebird Society

Follow ORVILLE & LUCY

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your nestbox? Watch what’s happening in Orville and Lucy’s nestbox on our live stream. Click here  to watch. We appreciate the time and efforts of the many volunteers involved in making the Florida Bluebird Society”s nestbox webcam a reality. Full details will be in our next newsletter.  ...
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Fall Statewide Bluebird Blitz

FALL BLITZ Nov. 11 & 12 Please help with this important project to determine where bluebirds reside and find food during their non-breeding season.   Participation is EASY! Choose a spot Count the bluebirds Send us a report There are 3 ways to submit your sightings to us. Enter your data on a spreadsheet and email it to  floridabluebirdsociety@gmail.com. Click here to download the...
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August 27th Meeting Gainesville

WHAT CAN THE FBS DO FOR YOU?                                          Do you have questions about bluebirds or other cavity-nesting birds? Do you have an idea for a bluebird-related project? Do you have a bluebird observation or story you would like to share?   If so, please join us at the FBS  Annual Meeting to be held:   Saturday August 27 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Cone Park branch of...
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NE Regional Meeting Notes

There were two speakers for our NE Regional meeting on April 30. Our first presentation, How to Get a Better Shot, was by Gary Whiting. Gary, a nature and landscape digital artist, teaches photography at the OLLI continuing education program of UNF and is a UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist. He divided elements that make the difference between a good and an outstanding image into three  ...
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Fall Bluebird Blitz Results

Our ninth Statewide Bluebird Blitz was held November 6 & 7. We conduct the Fall Blitz in a effort to determine where bluebirds are finding food and residing across the State during non-breeding season. We now have data from five Fall and four Spring Blitzes. For this Blitz we received 154 reports, three of which reported no bluebirds found. Reports were received from 36 of Florida’s 67...
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Meeting in Tallahassee February 6th

The Florida Bluebird Society will hold a Regional Meeting in Tallahassee on Saturday February 6, 2016, in the meeting room of the Eastside Branch of the Leon County Public Library located at 1583 Pedrick Road in Tallahassee, Florida 32317. This will be our first meeting in Region 2. Our guest speakers will be Jody Walthall and Donna Legare, wildlife ecologists and owners of Native Nurseries, The...
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Fun & Informative Meeting

Dr. Ann Harwood-Nuss provided excellent comparison of her two favorite birds. On Saturday August 29, 2015 at the Penney Retirement Community in Penney Farms, Florida about fifty people gathered for our Annual Meeting. Dr. Ann Harwood-Nuss shared information about her two favorite avian species, the American bald eagle and the eastern bluebird. Her outstanding presentation included interesting...
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Statewide Bluebird Blitz Results

A record 864 bluebirds were reported seen in 52 counties during the Florida Bluebird Society’s 2015 Statewide Spring Blitz. The count, taken from reports submitted to the FBS and from sightings reported on ebird.org, is 337 more than the previous Spring Blitz high of 527 reported in the 2011, the first year for which records are available, and more than double the 411 bluebirds reported during...
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Land O Lakes June 18 Gathering

The Florida Bluebird Society will host an informal gathering to provide an opportunity for you to get together with fellow bluebird enthusiasts and talk about bluebirds. There will be short presentations on attracting birds, how one Board member initially bonded with bluebirds, and the SCL trail. Bring your photos, stories, questions and friends! Light refreshments & raffle. Saturday June...
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Fall Thanks

As we gather together with family and friends this time of year, to give thanks for life’s blessings, I will be adding a few new “thanks” to my list. First, I want to give thanks for the opportunity to serve as president of the Florida Bluebird Society. And to all those folks that walked the trails before – to create the FBS. Second, a thank you to all those bluebird loving people that have...
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