Watch our Bluebirds in Action!

Mount Paran Christian School has built three bluebird nesting boxes on our campus. 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 will be involved in a Cornell University study that incorporates observations, data collection, and tracking of the local bluebird population.


Bluebird Archives

Video archives of our most recent bluebird family are available for viewing. Click below to watch.

Bluebird Eggs Photo

 

 

ARCHIVE: Bluebird Livestream Recording
New Bluebird Eggs

Bluebird Mom on eggs photo

 

 

ARCHIVE: Bluebird Livestream Recording
Bluebird Eggs Starting to Hatch

Bluebird Mom feeding babies

 

 

ARCHIVE: Bluebird Livestream Recording
Bluebird Mother Feeding Baby Birds

Bluebirds leave nest image

 

 

ARCHIVE: Bluebird Livestream Recording
Baby Birds Leave the Nest


Share in the Learning

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 House

MPCS Bluebird Boxes

As part of the learning journey, the life of each bluebird house is being tracked by our lower school science classes. Only one of the bluebird boxes is equipped with the 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 our most recent bluebird brood developed. 

Bluebird Box Information

Bluebird Facts

  • Female bluebirds build the nests in an artificial birdhouse or in holes or cavities already created by other birds.
  • It's hard work for the nest to be built in 2 to 5 days.
  • The nests are light and fragile, usually made of feathers, grass, and needles.
  • The nest is small and in a cup shape.
  • Mothers lay 4-5 eggs at a time and keep them incubated for nearly 2 weeks.
  • The birds leave and come back to the nest often when building until the eggs hatch.
  • Baby birds stay in the nest for approximately 20 days.
  • Typically bluebirds lay two broods in a season.
  • Blowfly larva is a dangerous parasite for the birds, which weakens nestlings and sometimes kills them. Pesticides are also dangerous for them.
  • Males from a first brood will often come back to help feed the second brood.
  • Bluebirds eat fruit and insects and sometimes use a feeder if it is nearby.
  • Information from birdhousesupply.com.
Bluebird Lower school