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.)

Western Bluebird in falling snow Photo by Sandy Thixton Western Bluebirds visiting feeders Photo by Sandy Thixton California Western Bluebird Photo by Fawzi Emad Our Winter Bluebird Photo by Jane Brockway Female Mountain Bluebird in winter Photo by Roxann and Matthew Hayes Male Mountain Bluebird in winter Photo by Roxann and Matthew Hayes Male Eastern Bluebird in winter Photo by Jerry Acton Eastern Bluebird Photo by Kenn Kilgore Eastern Bluebird pair on shepherd's hook Photo by Steve Galli Female Eastern Bluebird Photo by Kenn Kilgore Eastern Bluebird visiting icicle-covered Gilbertson nestbox Photo by Dave Kinneer Male Eastern Bluebird Photo by Dave Kinneer Female Eastern Bluebird in snow Photo by Kenn Kilgore Western Bluebird trio Photo by Sandy Thixton Female Eastern Bluebird on icy birdbath Photo by Jenny Hendershot Eastern Bluebirds at birdbath Photo by Jenny Hendershot

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.)