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Provide a Home for Wild Birds

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Generous JMLT volunteers have constructed and installed bird boxes designed for the East Bay’s native Western Bluebird. If you’re interested in hosting a bluebird family you can pick up a box at our office in Martinez. It’s important to properly install and regularly maintain the home. Please get in touch at info@jmlt.org.

Here’s information on what’s required for placement, proper care, and monitoring.

Species Nesting Habitat Box Height (off ground) Hole Size Minimum Spacing
Western Bluebird open field or lawn; orchards; open, rural country with scattered trees and low or sparse ground cover; will also use deciduous and coniferous forest edges; entrance hole should face open field, preferring east, north, south, and then west-facing directions 3-6 feet 1 1/2" diameter 215 feet

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at info@jmlt.org. And to keep up with our latest JMLT events, please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.

More on placement: Visit Nest Watch Care and monitoring: Visit CBRP The California Bluebird Recovery Program is a terrific source of useful information.