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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

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

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