Bluebird Boxes Now on Sale

Bluebird Boxes Now on Sale! How many EASL members and volunteers does it take to build 68 bluebird boxes? The answer came on March 15th when 8 people met at Vince Diez’s sign shop on Coontrap Road to help construct the boxes. The wood was donated by Warren Singer from an old cedar fence that he had replaced last year. The bluebird boxes are now on sale for $10 each, and can be purchased at EASL regular meetings while supplies last.

Bluebird Box Build - photo 3Although bluebirds are already nesting, it’s not too late to have a successful nest box. Bluebirds will nest more than once. They are very tolerant of humans, so be sure to monitor your boxes. After any nesting effort has ended, either due to nest failure or successful fledging of the young, remove the used nest from the box. When a bluebird nest is successful, re-nesting in the same box may be encouraged if the first nest is removed. This can be done as soon as all chicks have left the nest.

EASL’s bluebird nest box project has been very successful over the years. Many of our members let us know when bluebirds have nested and hatched. Thanks to Dwain Gautreaux for chairing the project for the last two years. And thanks to Dwain, Francis Gautreaux, Barney Callahan, Warren Herbert, Jodie Singer, Vince Diez, Ryan Schilling, and Carlos Noriega, Jr. for coming out on a Saturday afternoon and building these boxes. For their effort, several bluebirds will not be homeless for the next several years.

-Jodie Singer, EASL Treasurer

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