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Bluebird numbers up at Morton Arboretum

January 08, 2008 at 10:26 AM

The Morton Arboretum group produced 200 Bluebirds in 2006. In 2007 the site fledged 268 babies. Lyman woods fledged 28 BB’s last year and in 2007 produced 47 new Bluebirds. And the Christmas Bird Count Dec. 16 at The
Morton Arboretum had a record 82 Bluebirds.

Why is this amazing? In the late 1970s and early 80s there were no reported Bluebirds nesting in DuPage County. Some feel the absence of Bluebirds was do to the competition for nesting cavities by Starlings, House Sparrows and House
Wrens. Others feel BB habitat decreased due to urbanization.

Whatever the case, in 1988 the DuPage Birding Club BB monitors set up trails at The Morton Arboretum, McKee Marsh, and Fermilab. The Morton Arboretum proved to be the most productive site because of the savanna
habitat.

The Lyman Woods trail was set up in 2000. The DuPage Forest Preserve started recording Bluebird data in 2001. A few dedicated Bluebird monitors made a big difference!

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We are launching a Blue Bird habitat program in Montgomery IL along the shorelines of our various water detention basins. We are planning to build 60 houses and install them on 6’ posts around various pools of water. We would really appreciate any advice or guidance on how to attract and keep Bluebirds in our area. We would also appreciate contact information at the Morton Arboretum hoping that they might share success tips with us also.

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