City offering Bluebird Box Maintenance educational session
Who doesn’t get a thrill out of seeing a blue sky and hearing the song of birds? Eastern Bluebirds are a combination of the color of sky and happiness and the beautiful blue of their feathers lightens the hearts of our residents. We have created a volunteer program to ensure continued success of this bird.
The purpose of this volunteer group is to create a core network of trained volunteers to maintain bluebird boxes in our parks. Bluebirds are secondary cavity nesters, meaning they need a tree or other type of cavity to nest in but cannot build it themselves. They typically rely on woodpecker cavities or human structures such as bird boxes.
By establishing bluebird trails, small groups of boxes, throughout Dublin we can insure healthy populations of bluebirds for generations to come.
Discover the Bluebird Boxes
- To add an observation on a desktop computer, simply click “BirdBox Observations” little bird icon on the left, then click on the map on the birdbox you visited. A pop-up will appear asking for what you saw. Just fill out the form and click the X in the upper right. Just make sure not to push the Delete button at the buttom at the bottom of the form or you will lose your work!
- On a smart phone, tap the “Editor” button in the upper left, then tap the “BirdBox Observations” icon that appears. Once you do, you will be taken back to the map where you just tap on the birdbox you visited. A pop-up will appear for you to enter your observations and when done tap the X in the corner. Don’t tap the “Delete” at the bottom or you will lose your work!
- Your observations will stay visible for one week before dropping off the map. We do this so that well visited boxes don’t have so many icons on them that the box itself is no longer visible. If you have any questions about data you’ve entered, don’t hesitate to contact Mime.