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Eastern Bluebird Nest Box

Eastern Bluebird Nest Box

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EASTERN BLUEBIRD
Sialia sialis
 
This small bird has become very rare with the loss of its nesting sites and the intense competition against the House Sparrow and the European Starling. However, installing nest boxes seems to be able to make a difference. The Eastern Bluebird nests in open, agricultural environments with small shrubs, pastures, fallow fields, golf courses and orchards. The eastern bluebird migrates south before November and returns between March and April. It nests from April to August and lays 4 to 5 eggs, incubated by the female for 13 to 15 days. The chicks will make their first flight approximately 17 to 18 days after hatching.

The eastern bluebird primarily consumes insects, but it enjoys berries and fruits and will be attracted to fruit trees and shrubs. Once a nesting site is chosen, it can return to it year after year. The tree swallow often competes for nest boxes, so it is better to install two nest boxes in the same environment to avoid clashes.

HABITAT
Countryside, lake and fields.
 
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OF THE SPECIES
Insect eater.
Scatter the seeds.
 
FACILITY
South-east orientation.
On the edge of an open environment.
On pole.
Height of 1 meter.
It is advisable to install the nest boxes towards the end of winter (end of February - beginning of March)

FAVORITE PLANTS AND VEGETATIONS
Saskatoon berry, honeysuckle, cottoneaster or dogwood with alternate leaves

PRECAUTIONS
_ Carry out maintenance every fall to avoid pests and diseases
_ Do not drive screws or drive nails directly into trees.
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