Colorado Bluebird Project


To improve the vitality of bluebird populations throughout the State of Colorado, and to inform and educate the public about bluebirds.

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  • Locate all existing nestbox trails (a single box can constitute a trail) within Colorado
  • Determine which trails are monitored and which are unattended
  • Recruit volunteers to monitor trails that are currently unattended
  • Encourage installation and monitoring of new nestbox trails in suitable habitat throughout Colorado
  • Encourage year-end reporting of monitoring results to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
  • Encourage ‘networking’ among bluebird enthusiasts all across Colorado

    Visit to learn more about the North American Bluebird Society

  • Encourage¬†bluebird enthusiasts¬†to join the North American Bluebird Society
  • Provide low-cost nestboxes to anyone wishing to install them in suitable habitat and monitor them; both kits and completed boxes are available
  • Provide education and access to information to anyone interested in learning about bluebirds
  • Provide support to those who want to further the goals of the Project
How We Are Doing It
  • Database showing all known nestbox trails in Colorado, their status, and who is responsible for them
  • Matching service to connect volunteer monitors to unmonitored trails
  • for questions, inquiries or comments concerning the Project
  • Moderated Google Group, “Bluebird-Babble,” to share experiences, observations, problems, questions, etc., concerning anything of interest about bluebirds.To subscribe:
      • Send an email to You don’t need anything in the Subject or the body.
      • You’ll get an email reply message that asks you to either reply to that message (stay with me here) or click on the block that says “join this group”.
      • Simply hit your email ‘reply’ button and send it.
      • You’ll then get a confirmation email that says you’re a member of the bluebird-babble group.
  • Free, one-hour program for any group interested in establishing a nestbox trail that covers basics of the birds’ natural history including nesting, incubation and fledging cycles; predator and problem controls; and guidance for installing, monitoring and reporting results for a nestbox trail
  • Construct nestboxes for sale to the public in either kit or preassembled form – proceeds from the sales fund materials to build more nestboxes and also support Denver Audubon programs
  • Maintain this website to provide information and access to more comprehensive links, the Project’s email and listserv addresses
Download the Nest Box Monitoring Form (Microsoft Excel)
Download End-of-Season Reporting Worksheet (Microsoft Excel)
Download Bluebird Nestbox Building Plans

Interested in getting involved?
Contact us at and we’ll get you started!