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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2021, 01:33:31 AM »

A selection of Books on Bluebirds and bluebirding

Attracting Bluebirds and Other Cavity Nesting Songbirds in North Dakota: A Guide to Establishing, Monitoring and Maintaining Nestbox Trails
Chris Grondahl
1999
16 pp Pamphlet

Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds
Margaret Barker & Elissa Wolfson
2013
160 pp guide
Beakless Bluebirds and Featherless Penguins

Sister Barbara Ann
1990
274 pp Novel
ISBN 1878919059

Bluebird Book, The Complete Guide to Attracting Bluebirds
Donald and Lillian Stokes
1991
96 pp guide
ISBN 0316817457

The Bluebird, How You Can Help Its Fight for Survival
Larry Zeleny
1976, 1978
170 pp
ISBN 0253202124

The Bluebird Monitor's Guide

Cynthia Berger, Keith Kridler, Jack Griggs
2001
128 pp
ISBN 0062737430

Bluebirds!
Steve Grooms, Dick Peterson
1991
159 pp
ISBN 1559710950


Bluebirds and Their Survival

Wayne H. Davis, Philippe Roca
1995
154 pp guide
ISBN 0813108462

Bluebirds Forever
Connie Toops
1994, 1997
143 pp
ISBN 0896582493

'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2021, 01:38:42 AM »

A selection of Books on Bluebirds and bluebirding, continued

Bluebirds in My House, Bonnie and Ben
Arnette Heidcamp
1997
150 pp
Hardcover
ISBN 051770497X?

Bluebirds
Their Daily Lives and How to Attract and Raise Bluebirds
Tina and Curtis Dew, and R.B. (Reber) Layton
1986
212 pp
ISBN 0912542063

Bluebird Trails
A Guide to Success

Edited by Dorene Scriven
1999 (3rd edition)
210 pp guide
ISBN 0963966111

Bluebird Trails in the Upper Midwest: A guide to successful trail management
Dorene Scriven
1989
178 pp

Bring Back the Bluebirds, Even to Your Hand
Andy Troyer
1994
32 pp booklet
ISBN 0964254840

Build a Bluebird Trail
Dale Evva Gelfand
1999
32 ppbooklet
1580172342

Captivating Bluebirds
Stan Tekila
2008
144 pp
ISBN 1591930731

'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #77 on: September 16, 2021, 01:42:40 AM »

A selection of Books on Bluebirds and bluebirding, continued

Eastern Bluebird
Gary Ritchison
2000
119 pp
ISBN 0811727459

Enjoying Bluebirds More
Julie Zickefoose
1993, 1999?
32 pp
ISBN 188024103X

Enjoying Bluebirds More

Julie Zickefoose
1993, 1999?
32 pp pamphlet
ISBN 188024103X

How to Control House Sparrows
Don Grussing
1980, 2000
51 pp booklet
No ISBN


I Hear Bluebirds
Shirl Brunnel
149 pp
ISBN 0913425168

Life Histories of North American Thrushes, Kinglets and Their Alliesez
Arthur C. Bent
1949
452 pp
ISBN 0486210863
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #78 on: September 16, 2021, 01:44:18 AM »

Mountain Bluebird Trail Monitoring Guide
Myrna Pearman
2002
56 pages
ISBN 0-9685765-2-4

The Return of the Bluebird
Andre P. Dion
1981

Studying Eastern Bluebirds: A Biologist’s Report and Reflections
Dr. David Pitts
2011, self-published
ISBN: 0615411339

'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #79 on: September 16, 2021, 01:54:39 AM »

A selection of Bluebird books for Children

A Nest of Bluebirds
Rose Marie Botts Scott
64 pp
ISBN 1888683414   very young children

All About Bluebirds
E.P. "Perk Floyd
1987
16 pp
ISBN 0941699005

Bluebird Rescue
Joan Rattner Heilman
1982
48 pp
ISBN 0688008941

Bluebird Summer
Deborah Hopkinson
2001
32 pp
ISBN 0688173993 

Bluebird Rescue
Joan Rattner Heilman
1982
48 pp
ISBN 0688008941   Grades 9-12


Bluebird Summer
Deborah Hopkinson
2001
32 pp
ISBN 0688173993  Grades 4-8

Blue Sky Bluebird
Rich Chrustowski
2004
32 pp
ISBN 0805071040   Grades 9-12

Children's Bluebird Activity Book
Mountain Bluebird Trails
Myrna Pearman and Pauline Mousseau
2009
52 pages
http://www.mountainbluebirdtrails.com/book.htm
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #80 on: September 16, 2021, 01:59:22 AM »

A selection of Bluebird books for Children, continued

Helping Billy Bluebird
Mary Ellen Caruso
reprinted in 2007
24 pages
ISBN 1419664999 or 978-1419664991  Ages  4-8

The Mountain Bluebird
Ron Hirschi
48 pp
ISBN 0525650105    Ages 9-12

What Bluebirds Do
Pamela Kirby

Young Birder's Guide
Bill Thompson III (author), Julie Zickefoose (illustrator)
256 pages
ISBN 978-0547119342 or 0547119348

'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #81 on: September 16, 2021, 02:04:11 AM »

Some Magazines for birding

Birdwatcher's Digest
Monthly magazine
A publication for bird watchers in America. It includes articles, ID cues, tips for creating better bird habitat, and stories about personal encounters with birds.
 (It does not focus on cavity nesters)


Birds and Blooms
 
Bluebird
North American Bluebird Society quarterly journal
An edited journal with photos and articles (both technical and conversational) on small-cavity nesters, focusing on bluebirds.
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2021, 02:08:33 AM »

A Selection of  General Birding Books that are useful to Bluebirders

The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds
Terres, John K.
1980
Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, New York. 1,109 pp.


The Backyard Birdhouse Book
Rene and Christyna Laubach
1999
216 pp
ISBN 1580171044


Birdhouse Book
Building Houses, Feeders, and Baths
Don McNeil
110 pp
ISBN 0914718363

Birds in Nestboxes, How to help, study, and enjoy birds when snags are scarce.
Charlotte C. Cockran
143 pp
ISBN 0879612703

Birds of North America
Chandler S. Robbins, Bertel Bruun, Herbert S. Zim, Arthur Singer
2001
360 pp
ISBN 1582380902


The Birder's Handbook A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds
Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye
1988
720 pp
ISBN: 0671659898
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2021, 02:10:57 AM »

A Selection of  General Birding Books that are useful to Bluebirders

Birds Eggs
Michael Walters, Mark B. Robbins, Harry Taylor 1994
256 pp
ISBN: 1564581756

Birdwatcher
The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
Elizabeth J. Rosenthal
www.petersonbird.com
2008
464 pp
ISBN: 1599212943

Black-capped Chickadee
Gary Ritchison
1999
96 pp
ISBN:



 
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2021, 02:15:22 AM »

A Selection of  General Birding Books that are useful to Bluebirders ,   continued


Downy Woodpecker
Gary Ritchison
1999
96 pp
ISBN: 0811727246

Enhancing Your Backyard for Wildlife
Peter M. Picone
27 pp

A Field Guide to the Birds: A Completely New Guide to All the Birds of Eastern and Central North America
Roger Tory Peterson
1998
384 pp
ISBN 0395911761
Peterson Field Guide Series


A Field Guide to the Birds' Nests: United States east of the Mississippi River
Hal H. Harrison, Mada Harrison, Ned Smith, Roger Tory Peterson
1975, expanded edition 1998
288 pp
ISBN 0395936098
Peterson Field Guide Series



A field guide to the nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds
Colin James, Oliver Harrison
1978
416 pp
ISBN 0529054841

A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests
Hal H. Harrison, Mada Harrison, Roger Tory Peterson
1997, 2001
384 pp
ISBN 0618164375
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2021, 02:26:34 AM »

A Selection of  General Birding Books that are useful to Bluebirders ,   continued

The Grail Bird
Tim Gallagher
2005
288 pp
ISBN 0618456938

A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds
Paul J. Baicich, J. O. Harrison
1997 (2nd ed.)
350 pp
ISBN 0120728311

Home Study Course in Bird Biology
Introductory college level, suitable for people with a serious interest in birds.
Subjects include  Bird behavior, migration, ecology, conservation course. Text written by ornithologists.

The Sibley Guide to Birds
David Allen Sibley
2000
544 pp
ISBN: 0679451226


The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior
David Allen Sibley
2001
608 pp
ISBN: 0679451234

   
 
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #86 on: September 17, 2021, 01:03:45 PM »

For those who are really love bluebirds,  in my search for BB wear and such, I found  some tasteful items on RedBubble.com

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/bluebirds

I also did a general search.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=bluebird+merchandise+for+enthusiast&qs=NW&pq=bluebird+merchandise+for+enthu&sk=NW1&sc=2-30&cvid=972A0272556B43E1A1EC3A714A4934BF&FORM=QBRE&sp=2
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #87 on: September 19, 2021, 07:41:11 PM »

This morning,  during our non-stop rain here in Cane Ridge, Tennessee, while standing at the deck doors  I looked up from my earlyl morning coffee.
And, behold!
A pair of BB's perched a top the feeder pole. I was surprized to say the very least.  I just stood there, wide-eyed staring making sure  of the view and this
wasn't wishful thinking. Nope it was a pair of females. By the time I turned to cross over to the dinning table  to fetch my iPhone. I turned back--- the gals had flown off to the williow tree
at the bottom of the yard. Too far for a good photo at least not with this device.

I'm convienced the BBs returned to check out the meal worm feeder they had known from their fledgling days.
 But, Jim had it on the wicker table infront of the chairs. It had been airing a few days earlier
 from a disinfecting. He had only taken time to close it before the rains started early last Monday AM before he left for work.
. No decent break in weather. There it has remained.
Further research has revealed that the worms we had been purchaseing are now harvested and processed in China!  Bluebirders, all birders, know what this means.
So we're investagating who locally we can purchase meal worms raised and processed in the good 'ol US of A.
More to follow...
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2021, 01:52:34 AM »

BLUEBIRD VIDEOS
list from Sialis.org

Backyard Blues, 1991. Fledglings feed at kitchen window and bathe. Bluebird orphans, etc. Birdseye View Productions. 48 minutes.

Bluebird Basics, Getting Started with Bluebirds, by Don and Lillian Stokes. Useful for presentations to schools or workshops. Covers all three species; habitat; choosing the right bluebird nestbox; monitoring; dealing with competitors and predators; starting a bluebird trail; the importance of keeping records and research; etc.

Bluebirds Inside the Nestbox, by the North Carolina Bluebird Society. From actual nestbox cam footage. Interesting, fun for children (not much explanatory dialog.) May be purchased online directly from The North Carolina Bluebird Society as a VHS tape or a DVD for $13.85, including shipping; quantity discounts are available. 15 minutes.

Bluebirds Up Close, by Nature Science Network, Inc. 1990. Photography and sound recordings; tips on building, placing, and maintaining nestboxes; and guarding against predators, feeders, etc. Some mediocre footage. All ages except very young. 50 minutes. Available used from null: Bluebirds Up Close Nature Science Network/Audubon Society, 108 High Street, Carraboro NC 27510.

Bluebird Trails: How to Start and Maintain a Bluebird Trail. 1989. Steps in managing a bluebird trail, practical tips on how to deal with problems such as predators and competitors. Birdseye View Productions. 37 minutes.

Bluebirds in the Suburbs by DG Pearse. $24 (includes shipping). Lengthy, no narrative or music, only the sounds inside the nestbox, with a guidebook of explanations. DG Pearse, 4497 Woodstream Drive Columbus, OH 43230-5128 (614) 478 5004

Jewels of Blue: the Story of the Eastern Bluebird. 1988. Courtship, nesting, and care of young, story of bluebird conservation. Birdseye View Productions, 1761 Country Road H, Deer Park, Wisconsin 54007 (715) 248-7459. 30 minutes.

A Sam's Guide to Bluebirds. DVD+CD. Guide to managing bluebird house or trail, with species profiles, selecting a bluebird box, mounting and predator control, care and management, making your own bluebird box, photos and video of each species, plus 35 minute video by Helen Johnson on Mountain Bluebirds. Retail 24.95 Available to TBS members and Anything Bluebirds.

*Sialis.org
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Re: Bluebirds of Cane Ridge, Tennessee
« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2021, 01:56:36 AM »

*Here is a list of 'some' suppliers:

Ant deterrent (Tanglefoot)
Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 1-800-647-5368, Tree Tanglefoot Pest Barrier Item # 79099 Quantity: 5 pound tub (a small plastic bucket) Cost: $24.95 plus shipping.
Snow Pond Farm Supply (under Traps & Lures or Animal Control)
Biocontrol Network (under Products, Traps & Lures, arrow down to name)

Birdbaths and birdbath heaters
Backyard Birds & Discovery Center
BestNest.com
Bluebird Nut
Duncraft.com
Wildlife Habitat Store
Don't forget to check out local suppliers

Books
See my earlier posts #s 75-85 this thread

Diatomaceous earth for mites
Food grade diatomaceous earth - buy at a garden or feed/farm store.

Feeders
Birds-I-View - by Steve Garr, large flat roof and interior (9.25x9.5"), wire sides, velcro-ed dish that allows sifting out of mealworm bedding. Also sell a plexiglas sided feeder with roof and floor made of recycled plastic. Both are starling-proof.
Bluebird Nut - vinyl coated wire cages with removable cups, roof, designed for bluebirds (mealworms or suet), fast shipping. Starling proof, Mockingbird resistant. Designed to hang. Also Van Ert Luring Feeder.

Duncraft.com - Cage within a cage wire feeder with roof and floor. Good for suet cakes, easy to refill (roof lifts). Mealworms will escape.
Nestbox Builder - Fred Stille makes the mealworm feeder designed by Steve Gilbertson. He also makes HIGH QUALITY nestboxes.

Wild Birds Forever - including Droll Yankee X-1 "seed-saver" feeder (not starling proof)
Wildlife Habitat Store
'Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?' Elizabeth Hamilton

'A man who never sees a bluebird only half lives.'
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