Be part of the state-wide bluebird blitz Nov. 18-19

October 23, 2011

Eastern bluebird. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Florida Bluebird Society expanding knowledge about eastern bluebirds throughout Florida

The second annual Statewide Bluebird Blitz will take place on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19, 2011.

What is a Bluebird Blitz?
The Statewide Bluebird Blitz is a concentrated effort by as many volunteers as possible going out all over the state of Florida on specific dates to locate as many Eastern Bluebirds as possible.

Why a Bluebird Blitz?
There is much general information available about bluebirds, but what applies in other parts of the country may not hold true in Florida. The Florida Bluebird Society is gathering data on where and when bluebirds can be found in the state. The fall Blitz, Nov. 18-19, 2011, will help us determine where Bluebirds find food and habitat during non-breeding season. We will also conduct a Spring Blitz April 13-14, 2012.

Participation is simple:
• Go outside on Friday Nov. 18 and/or Saturday Nov 19, 2011, and look for bluebirds
• Record as much as you are able about the bluebirds you see. Location, behavior, sex, age, etc. We also want to know where you looked and did not find any bluebirds.
• Download, complete, and submit the Blitz Report form that is on the Florida Bluebird Society web site,