Western Bluebird Reintroduction Project (San Juan Island)
The Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) was formerly common in grasslands and savannas of southwestern British Columbia and western Washington, including Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands. Seasonal populations of the migratory songbird declined over the last 50 years due, in large part, to loss of its Garry oak savanna habitat. Since 2007, the Preservation Trust has been involved in a regional effort to reintroduce self-sustaining populations of Western bluebirds to their northern range.
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