The Project:
I build and monitor Western Bluebird Nest Boxes at 3 locations in the Los Angeles Area.

The Western Bluebird is a cavity nester . It nests in cavities in dead trees. Woodpeckers can make cavities with their strong bills and bluebirds use these cavities to raise their young as they can not make their own cavity. Many dead trees are cut down and habitat is lost.  Nest boxes can be an alternative nesting site for the Western Bluebird. However, dead trees are preferred over nest boxes, as they provide important habitat for birds, mammals,insects, and fungi. To learn more about how to protect dead trees go to
Special thanks to my mentor and teacher Norm Vargas and my mentor Gillian Martin.

The Western Bluebird Conservation  Project :
A Great Success

363 Fledglings raised 


     Bluebird Documentary
  Bluebird documentary part 1
 Bluebird documentary part 2

        Bluebird Photo Gallery

The Millard Canyon Conservation Project

Millard Canyon is located in the Altadena Foothills in Los Angeles County. It has a year-round stream and is home to over 85 species of birds. I made a checklist of  the birds seen at Millard Canyon. The checklist shows photos of common birds and describes important field marks. It also has a list with uncommon and rare birds. I installed a flyer box that I fill up regulary with the checklists. Visitors can take the checklist and learn about the birds of Millard Canyon. I hope people will protect the habitat of  birds when they are learn that Millard Canyon is home to many birds.

If you like to make a contribution for providing flyers please contact :