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.

Recent Posts

July 23 Update

One of our pairs in the Cowichan Valley, has produced a second clutch! This clutch is well on their way to fledging and will be banded come the middle of next week. Stay tuned for more updates on these little guys in the following weeks.

July 8 Update

We banded our second clutch of the season this Sunday in a beautiful Garry Oak Meadow. Four more additions to the Cowichan Blue Birds! This time we managed to take a video to share with you. Thank you to our volunteers for helping out with the day!

June 26 Update

They have hatched! Of the six eggs, five nestlings have hatched. We will be keeping a watchful eye on them over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this clutch in the weeks to come.

June 15 Update

The parents of the clutch that was killed are bravely trying again! They have laid six eggs which are due to hatch around June 21. As we anxiously hope that they are more successful this time, it does bring the issue of invasive House Sparrows to the forefront. We are exploring ways to prevent these … Continue reading June 15 Update

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