Help to bring back bluebird populations by becoming a Volunteer Bluebird Box Monitor. Large areas of bluebird habitat have been cleared for development, loosing natural nesting cavities in trees. Substitute nest boxes monitored by volunteers create opportunities for bluebirds to regain nesting spots. Your contribution as a citizen scientist by sharing gathered field information that is sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will help track the population trends.
Most work for the monitoring will be seasonal (February - August), preparing boxes, monitoring during nesting season (approx. 3-4 hours a week) and cleaning and repairing boxes, as well as writing and submitting nesting reports. Working with a Douglas County Open Space property team for the BB box route, many of these tasks will be shared.
Several documents and training materials will be available for Volunteer Bluebird Box Monitors at training sessions.
Apply online to become a volunteer.
Questions? Contact Jackie Sanderson