Fact Sheets & Plans

NABS Fact Sheets & Plans

These educational Fact Sheets and Plans for construction of Bluebird nest boxes/accessories are free to download and print (as indicated by (PDF) after each title) for your own use, or to use as handouts at Bluebird programs, or for anyone interested in Bluebirds. For further assistance, please use our Contact page.

Fact Sheets (scroll down to see Nestbox Plans)

Getting Started with Bluebirds

(4 pg. PDF)

NABS Bluebird FAQ (common questions)

(4 pg. PDF)

Nestbox Recommendations

(4 pg. PDF)

Monitoring Bluebird Nest Boxes

(4 pg. PDF)

Predator Control

(4 pg. PDF)

House Sparrow Control

(4 pg. PDF)


(2 pg. PDF)

NABS Welcome Brochure (with Membership Form)

(4 pg.PDF Booklet)

EABL Nesting Growth Chart

(4 pg.PDF)

Sample MS Excel Monitoring Spreadsheet (with Sample Data)



Eastern/Western Bluebird Nestbox (Revised 1/2020)

(3 pg PDF)
(Or download as .docx file)

DANDR Nestbox

(1 pg PDF)

Gilbertson Nestbox

(1 pg PDF)

Peterson Nestbox

(1 pg PDF)

Side-Opening Mountain Bluebird Nestbox

(1 pg PDF)

Carl Little Bluebird Box

(1 pg PDF)

Gilwood Nestbox

(1 pg PDF)

Lee Pauser Hanging Nestbox Plans

(28 pg PDF)

SCBC Hanging Nestbox

(5 pg PDF)

Purvis Lifter for Hanging Nestbox

(7 pg PDF)

How to Make a Simple Nest Box Retriever

(3 pg PDF)

Texas Blues TB-1 Nestbox

(5 pg PDF)

X-Box Bluebird Nestbox

(1 pg PDF)

Troyer Slot Box

(1 pg PDF)

Nest Box Predator Guards

(1 pg PDF)

Stovepipe Predator Baffle

(1 pg PDF)

Bluebird Education Tools

NABS Presentations and Fact Sheets

Long and short versions of NABS PowerPoint presentations on w/scripts and NABS Fact Sheets on DVD. $10.00  Buy Now Button


Education Packet – This PDF file contains coloring pages, puzzles and informative pages designed for grades 1-5.

Links to Other Useful Information

Mountain Bluebird Trails has an excellent Children’s Bluebird Activity Book

Bluebird-L Facebook Group – Closed group – request to join group to see posts

Bluebird Monitors Group Forum – Yahoo password required to post

Bluebird Nut Cafe discussion forum – Free forum. Registration required to post, but not to read.

*Please note: The topics in this reference guide do not necessarily reflect NABS policies or opinions on bluebirds and other cavity nesting species. The links are merely provided for your convenience. The guide was compiled and is maintained by Cornell.