Bluebirds and Nest Box Monitoring: Become A Citizen Scientist
Get an introduction to the beloved bluebirds with Master Naturalist graduate Jim Bancroft who monitored Goodwin’s bluebird trail and is also monitoring bluebird and American kestrel nest boxes in Glastonbury. Bluebird populations were on the decline since the late 1800s but are now making a comeback. This is partially due to bluebird boxes that have been built and set up by people! Nest box monitoring is a rewarding way to learn more about birds and contribute to scientific knowledge. At the beginning of this program, you will learn about the bluebird nest boxes at Goodwin and the bird species that use these boxes. You will also learn how to monitor nest boxes in your own neighborhood and how and why to report your nest box sightings. You will have an opportunity to build your own bluebird nest box to take home and enjoy! If you’re interested, following the program, we’ll visit Goodwin’s bluebird nest boxes to clean and prepare them for the coming breeding season.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.