Thank you for visiting the North American Bluebird Society (NABS) website! Here you can learn about the different species of bluebirds, how to attract and care for them, and download educational materials. You can also join our conservation efforts by becoming a NABS member.

Our Mission

The North American Bluebird Society is a non-profit education, conservation and research organization that promotes the recovery of bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting bird species in North America. (Read more below.)

Fact Sheets, Plans, and Handouts

You will find a variety of downloadable educational materials on our Fact Sheets & Plans page. Feel free to use these for your own education, or share with others in your neighborhood, group, or organization.

Western Bluebird Fledglings Photo by Carla Lackner Male Eastern Bluebird Photo by Dave Kinneer

Eastern Bluebird Female

Photo by Rhonda Ockay

Western Bluebird Pair Photo by Jane Brockway Eastern Bluebird Female Photo by Jenny Hendershot Eastern Bluebird Fledglings Photo by Kenn Kilgore Western Bluebird with tasty treat Photo by Michael Stewart Eastern Bluebird bathing Photo by Steve Galli Eastern Bluebirds Photo by Dave Kinneer Male Eastern Bluebird with berries Photo by Kenn Kilgore Eastern Bluebird Photo by Steve Galli Eastern Bluebird Male Photo by Jenny Hendershot Eastern Bluebird Fledgling Photo by Steve Galli Eastern Bluebird Photo by Kenn Kilgore

Male Bluebird

Photo by Dave Kinneer
Mountain Bluebird Photo by Barbara Spagnuolo Eastern Bluebird with Crabapples Photo by Jerry Acton

About NABS

NABS was founded in 1978 by Dr. Lawrence Zeleny in order to promote the preservation of bluebirds, a cavity-nesting species in decline. Larry, with the support of his wife, Olive dedicated much of his life to providing nestboxes and managing bluebird trails. He promoted bluebird conservation through hundreds of talks and articles in many periodicals.

NABS’ core mission is education, conservation and research, to mirror the life of Dr. Zeleny. His book, The Bluebird: How You Can Help Its Fight for Survival is a testament to what he called, the “symbol of love, hope and happiness,” the bluebird.

To learn more about the history of NABS, visit our NABS History page.

In Case of Emergency:

If you have an emergency situation with your nesting birds, please contact our Hotline for assistance. You can also make contact with us via our NABS Facebook page where you can send us a private message.

Find an injured or orphaned bird?

If you find an orphaned or injured bird, click here. (This link is not an endorsement but is provided for informational purposes only.)