A successfully breeding pair of bluebirds | Danny Hebert
We are looking for volunteers who live on San Juan Island and are willing to annually adopt a bluebird trail as a part of the San Juan Island Western Bluebird Project.
Think of it as adopting a string of nest boxes—you will observe for bluebird activity through the crucial breeding season (April-early July), take on maintenance and cleaning of the boxes, and report your findings in a timely manner back to the San Juan Preservation Trust (SJPT). As this project evolves from a SJPT-led to a volunteer-run program, it’s critical that we find a number of solidly committed community members who are willing to join this cause on a multi-year basis.
If you are a volunteer who helped us out last year, we would appreciate your re-commitment. We’re asking that all of our volunteers sit in on the refresher and prepare to resume seasonal duties after the lull of the wintertime. Also, please spread the word! If you know anyone who lives on San Juan Island and would be interested in joining this project, please share this information with them.
During the online Western Bluebird (WEBL) Training/Refresher, given by Kathleen Foley Lewis, you will find out what territories are up for adoption, brush up on your identification skills and monitoring techniques, learn how to share your data, and hear more about the WEBL’s conservation status and natural history.
Please click here to sign up for the WEBL Training/Refresher (hosted via Zoom) on February 25th at 5:30pm. If you would like to join but can’t make it to the live event, please sign up regardless. We will be recording this training and will share it with you if you’re unable to attend this scheduled session.
Thank you for being/becoming a protector of this charming and emblematic member of our imperiled oak ecosystem.
The SJI Western Bluebird Project