Mid-season update : June 23, 2014
Summer has just begun and halfway through the breeding season, bluebird activity is reaching its peak. Unfortunately, this year we have lost a few adult bluebirds, and even entire broods of eggs or nestlings, to predation or competition. Yet our bluebird population continues to grow in the Cowichan Valley since other bluebirds have been translocated from Washington, established territories, laid eggs that hatched, and brooded nestlings that fledged. As we have encountered new challenges and tragic setbacks over the past two months, Western Bluebird Reintroduction Project partners have worked hard to adapt to nature’s unpredictability – and the bluebirds give us many reasons for hope.