Florida Bluebird Society

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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Spread the "BLUE" Word

Have you ever taken a walk through your neighborhood and observed a bluebird perched on a power line, possibly ready to swoop down and grab an insect? Then you wondered if they were taking that bug back to some little ones? But wait, you don’t know of anyone else in your neighborhood that has nest boxes. You would love to spread the word about the beautiful little Eastern bluebird, but don’t...
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January 2015 Programs

May All Your Blues be Birds!   FBS will present this program at three Citrus County Libraries in January 2015. This entertaining and educational program includes information about bluebirds in general, their history in America, and some of the challenges they face. It also includes information you need to know before putting up a nest box, how to install a nest box, and what to anticipate if you...
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Annual Meeting Great Success

Good Speakers! Good Information! Good Food! Good Fun! On August 16, 2014, over 80 bluebird enthusiasts attended the Florida Bluebird Society’s (FBS) annual meeting, held in Inverness, on Aug 16th, 2014. Founding President, Bill Pennewill, opened the meeting with a brief history of FBS. The attendees were then treated to guest speakers who one by one told their stories of trails, tributes,...
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Visit FBS at Butterfly Festival Sat. Oct. 1st

The Florida Bluebird Society will be participating in ButterflyFest at the Florida Museum of Natural History and McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. Saturday October 1st, from 10-5 in Gainesville. Come and celebrate “Wings, Wildlife, and Biodiversity” with us. For more information, please visit: ButterflyFest Home :: Florida Museum of Natural History  ...
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Statewide Bluebird Blitz April 7-9

SPRING BLITZ April 7-9 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 spreadsheet. Click here to download and print a report form. Record your results on the downloaded form. Immediately after the Blitz either...
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One Nestbox Bluebirds Like

See the attached plans for one nest box which has received the “stamp of approval” from Eastern Bluebirds in Clay County, FL. You can also click here to see a 3D view of the finished product. Use your computer “mouse” to rotate the house to see the sides, top and bottom. The 3-D view of the bluebird nest box was created by Kyle Lamirande, Boy Scout Troop 279, Jacksonville FL, as part...
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FBS's 2013 Fall Blitz

A total of 598 Eastern Bluebirds were reported seen in 37 counties in Florida during the Florida Bluebird Society’s Fall Statewide Bluebird Blitz held November 8-9, 2013. The total number includes sightings reported to the FBS and those listed on E-Bird. First-time sightings were received from four counties.  The counties and number of bluebirds reported were: Gadsden, 1; Gulf, 3;...
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Reports From Seven Southern Counties Overview

The total number of bluebirds reported seen in seven southern counties during the Florida Bluebird Society’s 2012 Fall Statewide Blitz continued its slightly upward trend. At the same time the total number of bluebirds reported seen on November 16-17, 2012, the official count days, was down. The seven southern counties — Hardee, Highland, Glades, Lee,  Palm Beach, Collier and...
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