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 28 update

Hello to all our Bluebird fans, The upcoming translocation of a Western Bluebird family has us fussing like new parents, fixing up the nurseries (there are over 250 of them!) and fretting over the details. The due date is the last week of June, we will be sure to send out pictures of the new … Continue reading May 28 update

May 5 update

This lovely Violet Green Swallow nest is safe from House Sparrow attacks. The box is nearby our Bluebird boxes and had previously been taken over by House Sparrows, increasing the population of these aggressive and invasive birds. A hole reducer has been added that excludes the House Sparrows, keeping this sweet nesting pair safe. Lowering … Continue reading May 5 update

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