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Become a Bluebird Watcher!

By: Dr. Hance Ellington
UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center


We invite you to join us for an eight-part series of virtual sessions with videos and live presentations beginning on December 5th, 2020 and running through June 2021. In this series, participants will learn about bluebird biology and ecology in Florida. Participants will also learn about the importance of nest boxes for bluebirds and how to construct, monitor, and maintain nest boxes. Finally, participants will ride along with wildlife researchers as we conduct important research on bluebirds at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.

building a nest box

Biological Scientist, Bethany Wight, building a nest box.

Session 1: Bluebird introduction and our research objectives – December 5th 2020

Session 2: Constructing nest boxes – December 12th 2020

Session 3: Deploying nest boxes/wildlife tour of RCREC – January 9th 2020

Session 4: Nest box check/bluebird ecology in the field – Late February 2021

Session 5: Nest box check/bluebird diet in the field – Late March 2021

Session 6: Nest box check/role of birds in rangeland systems – Late April 2021

Session 7: Taking down and cleaning nest boxes – Mid-May 2021

Session 8: Wrap-up and research results – Early June 2021

You can register for the entire bluebird series at https://uf_virtualbluebirdwatcher.eventbrite.com.

Please contact me e.ellington@ufl.edu for more information.

Two bluebirds

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