California Bluebird Recovery Program (CBRP) 










BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Don Yoder, Founder (Deceased)
Dick Blaine, Program Director
Georgette Howington, Assistant  Director
Dave Cook, Board Member
Dick Purvis, Board Member (Recruiting)
Jim Semelroth, Board Member (Editor Bluebirds Fly!)
RECENT UPDATES:

1/13/2016 Added Winter 2016 Newsletter
1/05/2016 Added Annual Report 2015, updated county coordinators, 20 year results, trail history, fix bad links
07/16/2015 Added Summer 2015 Newsletter
04/06/2015 Updated End of Season Reporting Documentation
01/10/2015 Added Winter 2015 Newsletter
01/07/2015 Replace the Forms for use in the Field (to Correspond to Current Data Collection Spreadsheet)
01/04/2015 New CBRP Logo

 INTRODUCTION:

The background and aims of the California Bluebird Recovery Program are described in Don Yoder’s flyer. 
  Click here.

Following are documents, worksheets, forms, and resources relevant to nest box monitoring and reporting.  Some of the following files use Adobe’s PDF format and require the free Acrobat Reader program. Click the following link to download: Download Acrobat Reader

Ø CBRP on FACEBOOK

REFERENCE MATERIAL:

Ø   Abbreviations for Cavity Nesting Birds
Ø   CBRP County Coordinators
Ø   Nestbox and Retriever Construction Plans and References
Ø   Taking Care of Your Nest Box
Ø   Educational Material (K-12) 
Ø   Presentations
Ø   Internet Discussion Groups:
Many regional and national discussion groups are available on the Web.  Following are the names of a few popular local groups supported on Yahoo:
     Birding_and_Gardening_in_California Calbirds
     Cabluebirds (Primary Bluebird Chat group)
     California-Birdchat
     SFbirds

Click on the following link to Yahoo and enter the name of one of the discussion groups (above) or “California Birding” into the search box on the main page.  Discussion groups on Yahoo

Ø   Graham, Hatch Monitoring Guide: Monitoring Your Bluebird Trail in California.  Applicable to all cavity nesting species. (reproduced with the permission of Hatch Graham) Click here

Ø   Myrna Pearman's Mountain Bluebird Trail Monitoring Guide.  Applicable to other cavity nesting species.  Available from the SCVAS office.  Suggested donation of $5.

 

PROGRAM RESULTS:

Ø     State Result Summary 1996-2015
Ø     State Trail-level Data 1999-2015
Ø     State Box-by-Box-level Data 2006-2011
Ø     Annual Reports
Ø     Data Availability and Analysis
 

NEWSLETTERS:

Ø    Bluebirds Fly Issues

FORMS:

Ø     Individual Nest Box Record - CBRP Form #1 (New 1/5/2015)
Record the status by nest box.  Keep for your records.
Individual Nest Box Record - Form #1
Ø    Trail Worksheet Form - CBRP Form #2 (New 1/5/2015)
Alternate form to record nest box status by trail. Keep for your records.
All Nest Boxes on Trail - Form #2
Ø    Summary by Species - CBRP Form #3 (New 1/5/2015)
Summarize results prior to entering year end data into data collection worksheet.
Summary by Species – CBRP Form #3

END OF SEASON REPORTING:

Ø     Instructions/options for reporting
 

RELATED WEBSITES:

Ø Southern California Bluebird Club
Ø Bluebirds of San Diego County
Ø Violett's Bluebirds
Ø Tree Swallow Projects
Ø Cornell - The Birdhouse Network
Ø North American Bluebird Society
Ø The Raptor Trust
Ø Audubon - The Bluebird Box
Ø Audubon - Bird Boxes
Ø USGS - Building Nest Structures, Feeders.
Ø And … search the Web using Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.  to find many more web sites of interest

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