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Texas Bluebird Society

Texas Bluebird Society is an all-volunteer grassroots organization helping bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting birds through increasing nesting sites while sustaining and increasing their food supply (insects and berries of native plants).

"Please Do Not Disturb" Educational Sign for Nestboxes Now Available!!!

Are You providing a Bluebird Friendly Habitat?

Announce your Conservation Efforts by displaying the Texas Bluebird Society nestbox sign.



"Please do not disturb" educational signs for nestboxes now available from Johnson City Sign Shop, either 1 sign or in groups of four. Many thanks to Rick for creating "our sign", envisioned by TBS member Paul Nelson.

2017 Event, March 25th, Waco - Advance Registration is Not Yet Open.



TBS presents an educational event each year. We believe you'll gain great information from presenters, enjoy outstanding comradery, and have fun participating in our FUNdraising auction at the 2017 Bluebird Season Kickoff in Waco on March 25th.

Join over 120 registrants for the 2017 Bluebird Season Kickoff and FUNdraising Auction on March 25th in Waco. At the Door Registration opens 8:30am, March 25, Waco Convention Center.

2016 Event Was a Great Success!

Registrants (100+) gathered on March 12th at the Bastrop Convention Center. You can read about the event at 2016 Bluebird Season Kickoff. View photos from the event here.

Congratulations to Selena and Keith Schindler, recipients of the 2016 Blue Feather Award!

More about us ...

We promote bluebirds by serving as knowledgeable presenters and by organizing bluebird booths at various events across the state throughout the year. Check the Events tab for a list of our past and future activities at venues throughout the state.

At the heart of TBS efforts is the construction, distribution, and sale of a "well-suited for Texas" bluebird nestbox* known as the "Texas Nestbox." We have built over 13,000 nestboxes since 2002. This is quite an accomplishment. Think of the difference TBS is making in preserving, studying, and promoting these beautiful birds.

Come, learn and work and enjoy with us. Join us in our efforts to promote "Bluebirds across Texas . . . one nestbox at a time!".

* a "nestbox" may be called "birdhouse" or "nesting box."

When you shop with AmazonSmile.com, a portion of the proceeds go to the Texas Bluebird Society.

Visit AmazonSmile for more details.

Upcoming Events See details of each event and past event

Texas Blueberry Festival
Downtown Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches, Texas    

Saturday, June 11, 2016 (9:00 am - ?)

Texas Outdoor Women Network (TOWN)
Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive, Austin, Texas    

Tuesday, October 22, 2016 (Doors open at 6:00 pm, Meeting at 6:30, Presentation at 7:00)

Combat Texas Challenges

Snakes, English sparrows, 4-legged Critters?

Check out our Nestbox Recommendations for information on the Universal Sparrow Trap and Kingston Stove Pipe Baffle. Our ingenious and resourceful members have devised many ways to thwart predators including adding a "tutu-like" skirt to entangle snakes. Click on the "Nestbox Recommendations" tab on the Resources page. We provide a link you can use to order the trap directly and a link to building plans for the baffle. The "Texas nestbox" we sell is customized for the Universal Sparrow Trap (with screws under the hole). We also sell baffle kits at our Summer Symposium and Kickoff Seminar.


Texas Bluebird Society recommends the addition of white or light-colored paint and/or a set of HeatShields, to weathered nestboxes, unless they are shaded from late afternoon sun. 2011 heat studies conclusively revealed that as a nestboxes darkens with age, the interior temperatures jump dramatically.

Discarded political signs with a white back side can be recycled as HeatShields. With a pen knife, trim rectangles identical in size to the top, sides, and back of the weathered nestbox. Affix to nestbox with screws using tubing to create one-half inch (approximately) of air space. You can see plans for the HeatShield under the Nestbox Recommendations. You can also buy pre-made heatshields at our Summer Symposium and Kickoff Seminar. Click on the "Nestbox Recommendations" tab on the Resources page.

(Posted: 11/07/2013)

Texas Blues - Volume 15, Issue 2 - May - 2016

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Only  305 Days
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2017 Season Kickoff

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Mission Statement

To spread “Bluebirds (and other native cavity-nesting birds) Across Texas ... one nestbox at a time” - through education; and, the installation of “NestWatch’d” nestboxes in appropriate habitat; and, sustaining and increasing their natural food supply (insects and berries of native plants) - while enjoying the process and the bluebirds.

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