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.
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.
Steve Galli, SE PA
Western Bluebird Male
Barry Hetschko, Duncan, BC, Canada
Eastern Bluebird Fledgling
Spring Mount, PAEastern Bluebird female in flight Sallie Peeler, Hamilton City, IN
Eastern Bluebird fledgling
Bonnie Lumberg, Bayfield County, WI
Eastern Bluebird hatchlings gaping
Cathy Nevitt, Avon, INEastern Bluebird fledgling
Eastern Bluebird Male
Rockville, MDEastern 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, CanadaEastern Bluebird mate feeding Kelly Sandefur, Watkinsville, GA
Eastern Bluebird Nestlings
Washington County, MDEastern Bluebird fledgling
Debbie Barnum, Ada, MIEastern Bluebird fledgling nestbox traffic jam
Steve Galli, SE PAEastern Bluebird male wing waving Lucy Banks,
South Cumberland Plateau, TN
Eastern Bluebird family
Howard County, MDEastern 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
Central VirginiaEastern Bluebird pair Linda Caswell Eastern Bluebird male
Steve Galli, SE PAWestern Bluebird male and fledgling
Barry Hetschko, Duncan, BC, CanadaEastern Bluebird fledgling
Victoria Morris Regan,
Chester County, PA
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.)