In October 2008,  we launched the Bluebird Nest Box Project at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional
Park
!  We were fortunate to be in the company of Dick Purvis, Regional Coordinator for the
California Bluebird Recovery Program
as we hung the ten next boxes he had constructed for us.  
To learn more about this project, see the
Bluebird Nest Box article in the December/January
2008-2009
issue of our Hummin' Newsletter.  The article will open in a new browser window.
Palos Verdes / South Bay Audubon Society
Bluebird Nest Box Project
SIALIS  Bluebirds (Sialia sp.)  This is a website that was
developed as a resource for people interested in helping
bluebirds and other native cavity-nesters survive and thrive.
Our Bluebird Nest Box Project is also registered and being tracked in the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's  
NestWatch Program. Click on the Nest and Eggs logo on the left for information about NestWatch.
Resources and Links
2012 Breeding Season
* PV/SB Audubon Bluebird Nest Box Monitor's Job Description
* Sample Nest Box Monitor's Log Sheet
* See the Sialis Website for extensive  information regarding "pairing."
* We created a flyer about Bluebirds to hand out to the children at Harbor Park:  All About the Harbor Park Bluebirds!
* Check out this high-quality video of Fledglings feeding Nestlings:   Helpers
Photos, Presentations, and Videos
Check out this excellent Huell Howser California's Green program on Bluebirds and Nest Boxes:
California's Green #128 - BLUEBIRDS
Last updated August 31, 2012
Contact Project Coordinator:  nancy@pvsb-audubon.org
Project Archive Data: Click links below for details
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:
This clump of EasterGrass was removed from a single nest!
(Click photos to enlarge)
Map of Harbor Park Nest Box locations
The Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin's   
Informational Packet: Attracting Eastern Bluebirds and other
Cavity Nesters
Very good website; much applies to Bluebirds as well:
How to Create and Manage Tree Swallow Nest Box Projects
PVSB Audubon is a Proud Affiliate of NABS
Western Bluebird, Male
April 15, 2009:  Female Bluebird on nest
April 6, 2009:  Bluebird eggs in Box #13
April 23, 2009:  Western Bluebird Nestlings, Approx. 5-6 days old: Box 13
April 30, 2009:  Box 13 Nestlings at Two Weeks Old
June 1, 2010: Female Bluebird on nest; Photo by Dan Lee
Adult Male Western Bluebird
June 3, 2009:  Bluebird Fledgings from Box 13; Photo by Dan Lee
Revised:
Final Fledge Results:
33 Western Bluebirds   21 Tree Swallows
Box 5: Western Bluebird nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box
.
Paired with
(Successful
pairing!)
Unlabeled Box:  Tree Swallow nestlings have
fledged. Cleaned out nest box.
Box 11:  Western Bluebird nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box
.
Paired with
(Successful
pairing!)
Box 13:  Tree Swallow nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Box 14:  Western Bluebird nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Paired with
(Successful
pairing!)
Box 15:  Tree Swallow nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Box 8: Unused.
Paired with
Box 9: Western Bluebird nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Box 10:  Tree Swallow nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Paired with
(Successful
pairing!)
Box 12:   Western Bluebird nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Box 6:  Tree Swallow nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.
Paired with
(Successful
pairing!)
Box 7:   Western Bluebird nestlings have fledged.
Cleaned out nest box.