Bring Back the Bluebirds Project Update – August 13, 2018

Hello Bluebirders,

We have now finished providing mealworm supplements to the bluebirds for this year.  Thank you to all of our feeders, who were there for the bluebirds each and every morning, for so many days! The trail monitors are continuing to wrap up their trails, leaving the boxes clean and empty for use again next spring.

Last week we were pleased to show our guests from the VIU Bird Banding Station, 10 bluebirds foraging in a Garry oak meadow at once! What a treat!!

We have some exciting news to share – one of our busiest volunteers, who works hard as both a trail monitor and mealworm feeder each year, also happens to be a wonderful photographer. Just recently, some of Barry Hetschko’s fantastic bluebird photos were selected for display on The North American Bluebird Society’s website. More of Barry’s photos can be found here, and remember to like NABS on Facebook to get updates on bluebird conservation occurring throughout North America.

Please get in touch if you would like an invitation to our end of the season Appreciation Event, August 27th. If you haven’t already, please RSVP by emailing us at cowichanbluebird@gmail.com. Contact us anytime to inquire about making a tax-deductible donation, to help support our Western Bluebirds for next season. And please remember like the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society on Facebook !

SUMMARY 

Adult Birds: 12 (+2 seen in Victoria)

Banded Juveniles: 42

Juveniles from 1st clutches: 24

Juveniles from 2nd clutches: 18

Total Nests this season: 9

Pairs Feeding: 4