The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Eastern Bluebirds


Eastern Bluebirds enjoying mealworms. Photo taken by Roy Lukes

The bluebirds are almost here! We wanted to share with you some of our favorite resources while we prepare for another exciting bluebird nesting season. 


Each spring we host an educational bluebird nest box building program. We have been accompanied by Charlotte Lukes to help explain the best box placement and monitoring techniques to ensure good bluebird success. Sadly, due to the looming effects of COVID-19, we are refraining from hosting a public workshop. However, you can still get involved! Here are some of our favorite resources so you can still participate and learn about these beautiful birds and prep your land for the bluebirds pending arrival.

Why Bluebirds?

The Eastern Bluebird

Roy & Charlotte Lukes – Helping Bluebirds

Getting ready for bluebirds on your property

Roy Lukes – Attracting Bluebirds

Establishing a Bluebird Trail

Bluebird house instructions

Placement Tips

Monitoring Your Nest Boxes


Bluebird nest box kits and assembled boxes are available for purchase in the Nature Store. Quantities are limited. Please call or visit our Front Desk between 10-3 Thursday-Saturday for updated quantity or to reserve a box for pick up.

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