Everyone is invited to enjoy a workshop on two of our most beautiful native birds, bluebirds and red-headed woodpeckers. This morning workshop will be filled with interesting and colorful information about these beautiful birds, including how you can help monitor bluebird trails and local woodpecker populations, and even attract them to your property. You are encouraged to come whether you are a new or experienced birder.
Our experts from the Bluebird Recovery Program will relate lessons learned from their years of experience in setting up and monitoring bluebird nest boxes, and share how the success of the bluebird trails in Jo Daviess County has brought bluebirds back from the brink of extinction. Discover the best ways to select the location for a nest box, the features of the nest box, and what to expect when you monitor the Bluebirds who use it. You can also find out how to join a team monitoring an existing bluebird trail, or attract these gems of blue to raise families in your own yard. New to the workshop this year, we will also be covering the basics of bed-beaded woodpeckers, another native, cavity-nesting bird whose population has been declining.
The morning will conclude with a drawing for door prizes, and the opportunity to pick up helpful literature, purchase professional bird photos, books and nest boxes, and get free advice on setting up your own nest box