Build a Bluebird Trail: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-213 [NOOK Book]

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Conservationists across North America are working to help protect and support bluebirds, and you can do your part by creating a bluebird trail. This is simply a series of nesting boxes (anywhere from a few to a few thousand) set about 300 feet apart along a prescribed route. Dale Gelfand tells you what you need to know about bluebirds and their habits, and she shows you how to create and monitor an effective bluebird trail with well-designed nesting boxes.

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Build a Bluebird Trail: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-213

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Overview

Conservationists across North America are working to help protect and support bluebirds, and you can do your part by creating a bluebird trail. This is simply a series of nesting boxes (anywhere from a few to a few thousand) set about 300 feet apart along a prescribed route. Dale Gelfand tells you what you need to know about bluebirds and their habits, and she shows you how to create and monitor an effective bluebird trail with well-designed nesting boxes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603426237
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,074,090
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Author Dale Evva Gelfand is a staunch believer in creating and preserving wildlife habitat. A freelance writer and photographer, she has written other Storey titles that all speak to her affinity for nature: Building Bat Houses, Grow a Hummingbird Garden, Creating Habitat for Backyard Birds, and Build a Bluebird Trail. She lives amid the Taconic hills of upstate New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

A Little History

A Population on the Upswing

A Summer in the Life of a Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird

The Mountain Bluebird

The Western Bluebird

Starting Your Bluebird Trail:

Where to Locate Nesting Boxes

When's the Right Time?

Why Monitor the Boxes?

How to Monitor

Identifying the Nests of Competitors

Choosing the Right Nesting-Box Design

Building a Bluebird Nesting Box

Guarding against Common Predators

Cultivate Patience and Good Humor

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