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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.)

Eastern Bluebird fledgling bathtime

Steve Galli, SE PA

Western Bluebird Male

Barry Hetschko, Duncan, BC, Canada

Eastern Bluebird Fledgling

Barbara Hostetler,

Spring Mount, PA

Eastern Bluebird female in flight Sallie Peeler, Hamilton City, IN

Eastern Bluebird fledgling

Bonnie Lumberg, Bayfield County, WI

Eastern Bluebird hatchlings gaping

Cathy Nevitt, Avon, IN

Eastern Bluebird fledgling

David Kinneer,

Central Virginia

Eastern Bluebird Male

Lilian Cerdeira,

Rockville, MD

Eastern Bluebird fledgling in flight

David Kinneer, Central Virginia

Eastern Bluebird fledgling on hummingbird feeder

Debbie Guidry, Crofton MD

Western Bluebird Pair

Barry Hetschko, Duncan, BC, Canada

Eastern Bluebird mate feeding Kelly Sandefur, Watkinsville, GA

Eastern Bluebird Nestlings

Jenny Hendershot,

Washington County, MD

Eastern Bluebird fledgling

Debbie Barnum, Ada, MI

Eastern Bluebird fledgling nestbox traffic jam

Steve Galli, SE PA

Eastern Bluebird male wing waving Lucy Banks,
South Cumberland Plateau, TN

Eastern Bluebird family

Marie-Ann D’Aloia,

Howard County, MD

Eastern Bluebird male Melody Morgan Prehmus, Monticello, KY Eastern Bluebird male flying in the rain Kelly Sandefur, Watkinsville, GA Eastern Bluebird pair Nancy McDonald, Saratoga Springs, NY Eastern Bluebird nestlings in tree cavity Kelly Sandefur, Niceville FL Eastern Bluebird female Norm & Gretchen Tipton, Holmes City, OH Eastern Bluebird fledgling Sallie Peeler, Hamilton City, IN Eastern Bluebird family Sharon Stanfield, Irma, SC

Eastern Bluebird fledgling molting

David Kinneer,

Central Virginia

Eastern Bluebird pair Linda Caswell Eastern Bluebird male

Steve Galli, SE PA

Western Bluebird male and fledgling

Barry Hetschko, Duncan, BC, Canada

Eastern Bluebird fledgling

Victoria Morris Regan,

Chester County, PA

 

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.)