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2013-01-22 12:22:37

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in connecting with wildlife in your own backyard, beginning Monday, Jan. 28, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue. The boxes sell for $10.60 (includes sales tax), and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. "Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time to put up...

2007-03-15 00:00:33

By John Dodge, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Mar. 14--FORT LEWIS -- Tuesday was moving day for a small segment of the Western bluebird population that has grown by leaps and bounds at this sprawling Army post the past 25 years. The pre-breeding rituals of three adult pairs of bluebirds were interrupted long enough for them to be captured, banded and transported to San Juan Island as part of the first bluebird relocation project attempted in the state. All but given up for lost, the...


Latest Bluebirds Reference Libraries

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2006-07-15 12:16:00

The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush. Adults have a gray belly. Males are bright blue on top and on the throat with a red breast; they have a brown patch on their back. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, a brownish breast and a gray crown, throat and back. Their breeding habitat is semi-open country across western North America, but not desert areas. They nest in hollow spaces or in nest boxes, competing with Tree Swallows, House Sparrows and European...

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2006-07-15 11:11:59

The Eastern Bluebird, (Sialia sialis), is a medium-sized thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards. Adults have a white belly. Males are bright blue on top and have a red throat and breast. Females have duller blue wings and tail, a brownish throat and breast, and a gray crown and back. Eastern Bluebirds are found in the Eastern US as the name implies. Eastern Bluebirds typically have two broods in the northern portions of their range. It is common for them to have three...

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2005-06-02 11:58:28

The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) is a medium-sized thrush. Adults have thin bills. Adult males are bright blue, somewhat lighter underneath. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail and a grey breast, grey crown, throat and back. Their breeding habitat is open country across western North America, including mountain areas, as far north as Alaska. They nest in cavities or in nest boxes. In remote areas, these birds are less affected by competition for natural nesting...

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