All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

Audio Recording

Conservation Status

Bluebird populations have been increasing in recent years. Their population fell in the early twentieth century due to the introduction of nonnative and highly invasive species such as House Sparrows and European Starlings. These nonnative birds also nest in cavities and made it difficult for bluebirds to compete for nesting spots. Since the introduction of bluebird nest-box campaigns in the 1960s-1970s, and especially after boxes were designed to keep bigger birds like starlings out, bluebird populations have begun to recover.


Eastern Bluebirds can be found in open land containing scattered trees for perching. If there are no nearby trees they will often use wooden fences to perch on instead. Bluebirds often inhabit pastures, fields, parks, backyards, and golf courses.