Mount Paran Christian School houses seven bluebird nesting boxes on campus - one for each grade level from PreK3 through fifth grade. Our goal is to help expand and protect the bluebird population, while teaching students the importance of conservation. We are working under the guidance of Jim Beardan, a master gardener and founder of "Green Meadows Preserve Park Blue Bird Trail" in Georgia. Lower school students are involved in a Cornell University study that incorporates observations, data collection, and tracking of the local bluebird population.


Video archives of our recent bluebird families during the nesting period are available for viewing. Click below to watch.


We want to hear from you! Use the form below to share information about your observations. You may also submit your questions to our bluebird expert panel. Thank you!


Bluebird Trail at MPCS


To download building plans for your own bluebird nesting box, click here.

To hear the call of the Eastern Bluebird, click here.

Build a bluebird sanctuary in your backyard. Learn more by viewing page 32 of Around Acworth magazine's June 2020 issue by clicking here.

Read the WingTips blog post to learn more about the MPCS Bluebird Trail.

Be sure to check out the bluebird feature article in the Marietta Daily Journal. (PDF)

Bluebird House

MPCS Bluebird Boxes

As part of the learning journey, the life of each bluebird house is tracked by our lower school science classes. One of the bluebird boxes is equipped with a livestream camera. Other boxes include a clear backing for photos and for observation by students.

Be sure to watch the archived recordings to see how the bluebird broods developed. 

Bluebird Box Information
Bluebird Lower school