Look for bluebird houses that are NABS approved (North American Bluebird Society). Most blue bird birdhouses have front or side doors which offer a safe and easy way to monitor nesting birds like the Gilbertson Nest Box. And yes... monitoring is actually encouraged to help birds thrive!
Since bluebird housing alone doesn't always do the trick... you may want to consider live or dried mealworms to further entice bluebirds to your yard.
Preferring grassy open spaces with natural perches for hunting insects, blues are extremely territorial about their space and houses. Best to place one bluebird house in front, of your property and one in back so they're not in direct view of each other.
Leaf misters are also attractive to bluebirds in warmer months. During extreme heat parents will leaf bathe in the mist- transporting water on their feathers back to the nest to cool off babies. Bluebirds are known to tough-out winter in many parts of the US, especially if a heated bird bath and supplemental food sources are consistent!
We encourage bluebirds to our yards for the simple pleasure of watching them. Parents raising fledglings with juvenile's help compares to no other songbird family. Proper housing, feeders and fresh water will attract bluebirds to your place.
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For more tips on helping bluebirds thrive and flourish, please visit our resources section. The video below provides some quick tips on attracting bluebirds.