North American Bluebird Society (NABS)
P.O. Box 7844
Bloomington, IN 47407
Call (513) 266-4381 (phone calls during business hours only, please)
NABS Hotline: for bluebird nesting emergencies
This line is staffed by volunteers and is intended for emergency situations only.
Examples of emergencies:
- Injured birds (adults or young) due to a suspected predator or similar situation
- Suspected abandonment of nestlings (no adult birds seen visiting the nest after several hours of observation)
- Damage or vandalism to a nestbox with nestlings or eggs
- House sparrow attack or harassment
If your situation fits any of the above circumstances, please call or text (513) 266-4381. Be prepared to leave the following information:
Your location, including city/state and nestbox setting (i.e., yard, park, trail, etc.)
Your email address
Your phone number
Details of the emergency situation
A Hotline volunteer will respond to you as soon as possible.
Besides contacting the NABS Hotline, you can also send us a message through our Facebook page, contact your state or county bluebird society or contact a local wildlife rehabilitator that has experience with songbirds.
Please Note: The NABS Hotline team is staffed by experienced bluebirders who are devoting their time and expertise to offer assistance in emergency situations involving native cavity-nesting birds. If your situation is deemed to be a non-emergency by a volunteer, you will be contacted by email as soon as is possible. You may also be directed to the following sources:
Post Requests to NABS Facebook page or send a message to our administrators.