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!)

Mike Spohn, Board Member 

          

RECENT UPDATES:

6/29/2014 Added Summer 2014 Newsletter – click here

5/11/2014 Updated End of Season Reporting Instructions for 2014 Season
2/28/2014 Added Youth Project Book to Teacher Resources in the Education Material (K-12)
2/13/2014 Revised layout of main page
1/16/2014 Added Winter 2014 Newsletter – click here
1/12/2014 Added State results (18 yrs), County Coordinators, trail-by-trail results (1999-2013), 2013 Annual Report
7/26/2013 Added Summer 2013 Newsletter – click here
4/16/2013 Revised end of season data entry instruction & hid <2013 updates
2/17/2013 Added link to Facebook Page
1/4/2013 Added/updated county coordinators, 17 year results, 2013 Annual report, Trail level results 1999-2013

 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.

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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 1996-2013

Ø     State Trail-level Data 1999-2013

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
Print and record the status by nest box.  Keep for your records.
Individual Nest Box Record Side 1 - Form #1
Individual Nest Box Record Side 2 – Form #1

Ø    Trail Worksheet Form
Alternate form to record nest box status by trail. Keep for your records.
Individual Nest Box Recording Form by Trail

Ø    Current Status of Nest Boxes - CBRP Form #3
Another type of form to record nest box activity by trail.  Keep for your records.
Current Status of Nest Boxes – 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 …

Ø Search the Web using Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.  to find many more web sites of interest

 

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