The Blue Bird Trail
Welcome to our North America Bluebird Trail
The Pitman Golf Course has enjoyed an organzied Bluebird Trail throughout the golf course for several years now. Since 2006 the trail has been supported by a team of volunteers who take great pride in the proper care and record keeping of all the nesting boxes, which you can find spread out over half the golf course. The team is comprised of local county residents who already participate in a bird watching group and who enjoy noticing the wildlife that can be found on the golf course.
For 2013, the nesting seasons were a little disappointing, especially coming off a record high year in 2012. Our first nesting was late and we had a very low production. The second nesting was even lower than the first. The main contributor was probably the poor weather conditions starting with a very cold beginning, record rains and then some extreme heat. Many of the boxes were dominated by Tree Swallows which can easily fight off the Bluebirds for possession of the nesting boxes.
What to Expect:
Our overall goal of this program is to increase the number of Bluebirds at the golf course. Our volunteers will accomplish this by a variety of tasks that include the monitoring each box to examine the nesting material and potential eggs. We will follow each box as it becomes housed by a particular species and we will take you through the nesting period, the fledging period and right through the season as to how each box supports "life".
You can also expect some photographs of the actual boxes, the nested eggs and what develops from there. It should be a very exciting and well documented time for our Bluebird trail....stay tuned over the next several months!
If you have any specific questions about our trail at the Pitman Golf Course, or have the desire to start your own box at home, contact Orist Wells firstname.lastname@example.org here at the golf course and he will provide you with additional information.
2006 Bluebird Trail Resurgence:
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING OUR BLUEBIRD TRAIL A SUCCESS;
Bob and Pat Baruzzi
Dale and Susan Dietz
Dwight and Doris Weir