Do you know what kind of birds they
If you guessed a bluebird,
you are right!
Today you are going to become
a bluebird expert.
You have been hired as an
ornithologist for your school.
Have fun learning about
Your job is to find out:
Why bluebirds are in trouble
What bluebirds need to survive
How bluebirds raise their babies
How you can help the bluebird
Favorite Backyard Birds to answer the following questions. Write the
answers in your bluebird journals.
a. What kind of land do bluebirds like to live
b. Where do they nest?
c. What do they use to make their nests?
Started with Bluebirds to answer the following questions in your journal.
Draw a picture of the kind of land a bluebird
might like to live on.
a. Where did bluebirds used to nest?
b. What happened to their old nesting places?
c. What two birds are the bluebirds' worst
d. Which one can enter any hole a bluebird
e. What do bluebirds eat in the summer?
f. What do bluebirds eat in the winter?
Facts to answer the following questions in your journal.
to see two bluebird enemies.
Draw a picture of one of the bluebirds' enemies.
Draw a picture of something a bluebird might eat.
a. How many eggs does the female bluebird lay?
b. What color are they?
c. How long does she sit on the eggs?
d. Who brings the food to the babies?
e. How old are the babies when they leave the
Click on Getting
Started with Bluebirds to answer the following questions.
Draw a picture of a bluebird nest and eggs.
Draw a picture of a father coming to feed his
Write the answers in your journal.
a. What does a bluebird house look like? Draw
one in your journal.
b. Should you place your nest box on land that
is wooded or open?
c. How high off the ground should the box be?
d. How far apart should the boxes be?
e. What should you avoid when setting up your
(List three things)
f. What should be removed from the nest box immediately?
g. Why shouldn't you open the box after the birds
are 12 to 14 days old?
Did you answer all the questions?
Did you work cooperatively with your team?
Did you check your work for spelling, punctuation,
You have completed your Bluebird Quest!! Now you
should understand why bluebirds are in trouble, what they need to survive,
how they raise their babies and how you can help the bluebird.
A Bluebird Quest, Written
Christi Guptill, and Barbara Grollimund from
here to e-mail them.
June 24, 1998
April 14, 1999
Problems regarding this page please contact:
Regional Information Center
32 Warren Avenue