Bulk Bluebird Boxes For A Steal

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I oversee a few walking trails, and reforestation areas that are broadly laced with functioning bluebird boxes.  Every year the number of houses that need replacing can vary, but I inevitably need to purchase boxes in bulk for to have a few on hand for quick replacement every Spring.  Since pre-fabricated Bluebird houses can run you anywhere from $25 all the way up to $70 a piece, finding a good deal is essential!

This year Dr. Foster and Smith have a bulk Bluebird box package for sale from their “Wild Bird Catalogue” that will run you $109 for 6 Bluebird boxes, costing you only about 18 dollars per box.  This is the best deal I’ve found yet, and one that is perfect for those of you in property management that read this blog!  It’s also a great buy for homeowners and park volunteers who are trying to add bird housing to urban, and heavily trafficked areas.

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Playing Naturalist

blue bird1 225x300 Playing Naturalist As always at this time of year I am overly eager to begin spending more time out of doors, but since the weather isn’t cooperating yet, I spent most of today playing naturalist at work, and elimiating the avian housing crisis in the reforestation areas and grasslands that I’m responsible for. Every few years the bird and bat houses we built and placed warp and rot, so February is official “housing boom” month, and I’m making sure that all forty of our houses are in tip top shape, and cleaned out for new residents!

Thus far I’ve only had to replace four bluebird houses and one bat house on site, but we relocated a few bluebird houses for good measure to discourage the sparrows from moving in again like they did last year. Sparrows, as I’ve discovered, have a tendency to use Bluebird Boxes that are too close to areas where there are birdfeeders, or easy handouts, and have been plaguing the Bluebird houses near our storm water retention ponds. Unfortunately, while they clean up the cracked corn and bread left by visitors for the Swans and ducks they’ve bumped the Bluebirds out of a few houses, and need evicting this year. The nest box pictured above was one of the ones that needed moving due to the amount of interest the Sparrows are showing it already!

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