Western Bluebirds once thrived in the Garry Oaks meadows of south-eastern Vancouver Island. Sadly, these beautiful birds were lost as Garry Oak meadows, and the dead trees the Bluebirds relied on were lost to development.

Our goal is to bring Western Bluebirds back to Vancouver Island. By restoring bluebird habitat, building nestboxes, and re-introducing bluebirds from healthy populations in Washington State, we can recover a small bit of our lost biodiversity.

This ambitious project relies on the support of dedicated volunteers, partner organizations, and donations from people like you.

Find out more about our work, and how you can get involved.

Bring Back the Bluebirds is a project of the British Columbia Conservation Foundation in partnership with the Cowichan Valley Naturalists.

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May 20 update

Welcome back Helen! I am thrilled to say that Helen has returned for another summer of Bluebird madness. This week she has been kept running looking after our bluebird pairs and the trails. We now have two clutches of eggs!! Keep checking for updates, chicks are hopefully soon to hatch!

Bluebird Nests!

The first Bluebird nests of the season are begun! Our first released pair has not wasted any time in starting a lovely clutch of eggs. When the second pair was released, the male decided to leave the area but the female has stayed and is mated with the returned male from last year’s translocation. They … Continue reading Bluebird Nests!


Look waay up! There in the branches of the tallest tree is a pair of bluebirds newly released to the Cowichan Valley. They are a little frightened at the moment, hopefully a night’s sleep will give them time to consider staying a while. Please keep your eyes open for them in the coming days as … Continue reading Released!

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