The 2016 bluebird nesting season here at the Museum of Life & Science is officially over. We had 25 birds fledge, 19 of which were eastern bluebirds with 6 Carolina chickadees.
The most productive nest box was the Cow Pasture nest box with a total of 9 bluebirds fledged, 5 early in the season and 4 in a second brood. Five bluebirds each fledged from the Woodland and Butterfly House nest boxes.
The Bungee nest box, which is just north of the Take Off (Bungee Jump) in Catch the Wind was host to 6 Carolina chickadees.
The numbers were down this year. We typically have about 30 birds fledge each year made up of about 20 bluebirds and 10 chickadees. I will have to move around a couple of the nest boxes as they are being overgrown with brush and trees. But for now, I’m happy to announce the end of the season and offer good luck to all of the new members of the local avifauna.
See you next year!
Ranger, Greg Dodge