Ways to Help Bluebirds
Updated: Sep 15
Oh the Charlotte market is booming! Yes, says the realtors operating in the market. New home construction is driving the market and influencing buyers to buy. But what does the affect of new home construction, to keep up with inventory demand, have on the local wildlife population that call the trees torn down, to build your new home, their home?
There is always a trade off in these types of situations, but that does not mean we or the little blue birds searching for a new home to nest in, are helpless. We support the North Carolina Blue Bird Conservation and in this blog we focus on all the good work that they do and how you can get involved. For every house Shelly Realty Co. sells we give the new homeowner a Nesting Box that can directly affect how the species survives through nesting. Interested in learning more click here. Below is a list of ways you can start helping today:
Increase nesting sites by installing a man-made nest box or creating a bluebird trail of many nest boxes.
Establish a bluebird feeder with dogwood berries, raisins, currants and mealworms.
Plant berry producing plants or shrubs.
Supply fresh clean water all year.
Monitor your nest boxes to identify and correct nesting problems to help improve the bluebirds’ chances for survival.
Collect nest box data for research and submit for statistical analysis.
Tell your friends about the bluebirds’ plight and encourage them to help.
Join the North Carolina Bluebird Society and learn about this sweet, shy bird.
Sign up for the quarterly newsletter, Bluebird Notes, its an opportunity to read about the bluebird experiences of others, as well as share your own observations and questions with other members.
Give someone a NCBS membership. Great gifts for bird watchers, nature lovers, and bluebird enthusiasts.
Volunteer your time as a representative of NCBS.
Donate funds to assist with the conservation effort of bluebirds.
These are just a few ways you can help the Eastern Bluebird conservation efforts. If you have any questions please visit the North Carolina Bluebird Society
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