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 29th Update

Eight days old now the nestlings have their feathers coming in!There is one nest of four and at the other all six eggs hatched and their parents are busy at work feeding them!


Our first blue bird pair of the season has made their nest and laid their first egg of the year! The swallows are also starting to lay, and several of their nests have a few eggs already!

April 28 Update

Please welcome our new Bluebird Technician, Francesca! Seen here taking on the challenge of spotting tiny coloured bands on tiny little bluebird legs Francesca did manage to spot one of our returning bluebirds! We think he may have paired up with one of the newly released birds nearby. Our first bluebird nest of the season! … Continue reading April 28 Update

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