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Colorado is home to all three species of bluebirds. Bluebirds are usually found in fields, open woodlands, parks or along golf courses or other open areas, including suburban locations with open spaces and scattered tress. The mountain bluebird can be found in higher elevations in open meadows in coniferous forests.

The mountain bluebird is well known for its hovering flight as it hawks for insects.

Both the eastern and western bluebirds have musical flight calls that often reveal their presence.


Male western bluebird

Red = summer range, Green = year-around, Blue = winter range


Male mountain bluebird

Red = summer range, Green = year-around, Blue = winter range

 


Male eastern bluebird

The range of the eastern bluebird in Colorado is limited to far-eastern part of the state.
Red = summer range, Green = year-around, Blue = winter range

In The Backyard:
Bluebirds can be attracted to peanut butter mixes, suet and fruit. Raisins soaked in hot water to soften them are well received. The bluebird's special favorite is mealworms.

Nesting:
In Colorado nesting can commence early spring and can continue well into the summer. Two and sometimes three broods may be produced. Watch for house sparrows trying to use the next box and immediately remove any house sparrow nesting material.

Visit the main Birdzilla.com Web site for information nest boxes and management, bluebird trails, range maps and much more on these popular birds. The Sam's Guide to Bluebirds CD-ROM and DVD provides complete information on bluebird trails, boxes, care and feeding and a whole lot more.

 


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Phone: 972-562-7432
.......E-mail: info@birdzilla.com
Copyright Birdzilla.com 2003 - All rights reserved.