As I write this, it seems incredible that in just a few months we will be launching into Year 3 of active translocations in the Bring Back the Bluebirds project. Was this year ever busy! Our first big success was in early spring, when 4 of the juveniles fledged in 2012 returned from winter migration. They came right back to the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (CGOP), the Nature Conservancy of Canada property where we released our first bluebirds last year, and monitored the first known nest since 1995. Two of these juveniles mated with birds translocated this year and raised bluebird broods of their own nearby. Just as exciting, a juvenile female from San Juan Island migrated to the Cowichan Valley on her own, and nested successfully with a translocated male.