Become a Bluebird Watcher – UF/IFAS Wildlife Education Series (Virtual)

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An eight-part series of virtual sessions with videos and live presentations beginning on December 5th, 2020 and running through June 2021.

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In this series, participants will learn about bluebird biology and ecology in Florida. Participants will also learn about the importance of nest boxes for bluebirds and how to construct, monitor, and maintain nest boxes. Finally, participants will ride along with wildlife researchers as we conduct important research on bluebirds at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center. The first virtual session will be on December 5th, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm.

Session 1: Bluebird introduction and our research objectives -

December 5th 2020

Session 2: Constructing nest boxes –

December 12th 2020

Session 3: Deploying nest boxes/wildlife tour of RCREC –

January 9th 2020

Session 4: Nest box check/bluebird ecology in the field –

Late February 2021

Session 5: Nest box check/bluebird diet in the field –

Late March 2021

Session 6: Nest box check/role of birds in rangeland systems –

Late April 2021

Session 7: Taking down and cleaning nest boxes –

Mid-May 2021

Session 8: Wrap-up and research results –

Early June 2021

All virtual sessions will be from 1:00-2:00pm unless otherwise stated

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