Dr. Laura Stone, Vice President of the New Jersey Bluebird Society, will present “Eastern Bluebirds and Nest Box Trails” at the Monmouth County Audubon Society meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. The public is welcome; admission is free.
Dr. Stone will discuss the Eastern Bluebird’s natural history, and the efforts underway to protect and support the species. The Eastern Bluebird is a cavity-nesting bird, but it does not excavate its own cavity. In order to stabilize and increase the bluebird population, conservationists began putting up nest boxes for bluebirds. Dr. Stone is a Master Bluebird Monitor and has helped to establish bluebird box trails in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. She will discuss creating, maintaining and monitoring Bluebird boxes and trails.
The New Jersey Bluebird Society (NJBBS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the population of bluebirds in New Jersey. The NJBBS’s primary goal is to produce a healthy and productive bluebird population in New Jersey by establishing trails that are located in suitable habitat while utilizing and promoting recommended bluebird management practices. It is affiliated with the North American Bluebird Society.