Botanical Gardens Bluebirds Get New Homes

March 11, 2018

The Bermuda Audubon Society has donated five new Bluebird boxes for the Botanical Gardens just in time for nesting season, which begins in March.

The Botanical Gardens Bluebird boxes are managed by Eugene and Susan Harvey, who check on them at least twice a week to ensure the boxes are secure and the nests are free of ants and bird mites. Their care ensured that 23 baby Bluebirds were successfully hatched from the Gardens’ boxes last year.

Bluebird boxes for Botanical Gardens

“The Bermuda Audubon Society is pleased to donate these boxes to replace some which were beginning to rot. Eugene and Susan have done a terrific job looking after the Bluebird trail at the Botanical Gardens over the years and we wish them continued success,” said Karen Border, Secretary of the Society.

Bluebird nesting season begins in early March with most broods fledged by the summer, though second broods can sometimes fledge as late as August. Due to lack of natural nesting habitat, Bermuda’s Bluebirds are almost totally reliant on man-made nest boxes.

Audubon Society boxes can be purchased from Aberfeldy Nurseries, and the Bermuda National Trust also sells nest boxes. Information on siting and caring for a nest box can be found on the Audubon Society’s website

For more information contact Karen Border on 238-8628.

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  1. Jeremy says:

    Well done Granny and Grampa from Hannah and Oliver

  2. trudi pugh says:

    Yes, thank you so much for your time and commitment Dr. Harvey and Susan. I live just up the road and have had a brilliant blue and chubby one visiting me daily. I think he is the Daddy or about to become one!

  3. parent says:

    I remember not too long ago under other management that garden was moving in the right direction with blue bird as well too bad manangement now are a pathetic bunch.

  4. Bethany says:

    Thank you for your valuable service to these bluebirds and to the Bermuda ecosystems!

  5. Sarah Graham says:

    I am so proud of my parents for the hard work, care and passion that they have put in over the years to help sustain the bluebird population. I know that they care deeply when a chick is lost and delight in seeing the fledglings take to the air. I enjoy our updates on the phone and whenever I am home in betmuda I am always thrilled to spot a bluebird. Thank you for continuing to work to preserve them for our children and our children’s children.

  6. Patricia Rae Barboza says:

    As a former proud patient, who has always felt high respect and esteem for Dr. Harvey, I was PLEASED to see that he and his wife have adopted this well deserved project for Bermuda’s Blessed Bluebirds! I have taken part in painting boxes for the Bermuda Arts Society, who have auctioned them off, and given colorful homes to many of our welcomed feathered treasures …..they are in GOOD hands now also, with your caring hearts……Pat and family