Here are some of the references used to develop the information on this website. I own many of the bluebird-specific books. See book reviews for content and recommendations.
Atwood, Jonathan L. 1994. Endangered small landbirds of the western United States. Proceedings of an international symposium at the centennial meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society; 1993 April 17; Sacramento, CA. Studies in Avian
Biology No. 15. [Place of publication unknown]: Cooper Ornithological
Society: 328-339. 
Audubon Action, email from Catherine Grant to EM Cooper, 01/24/05
Bent, Arthur Cleveland. Life Histories of North American Thrushes, Kinglets, and Their Allies. Washington, 1949. VIII,454 p. Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum Bulletin 196 - see online chapter.
Berger C, Kridler K, Griggs J. The Bluebird Monitor's Guide, 2001
Gowaty, Patricia Adair and Jonathan H. Plissner. 1998. Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/381 doi:10.2173/bna.381
Gowaty, Patricia Adair and Jonathan H. Plissner, Breeding Dispersal of Eastern Bluebirds Depends on Nesting Success but not on Removal of Old Nests: An Experimental Study, Journal of Field Ornithology, Vol.68, No.3, Summer 1997, Pages 323-502.
Grant, John B. Our Common Birds and How to Know Them, 1891
Johnson, L. S. 1998. House Wren (Troglodytes aedon). In The Birds of North America, No. 380 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Kay, Jane. Bluebirds Back in San Francisco and SAN FRANCISCO Birders tickled blue
Nesting pair spotted in area for first time in 70 years, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/4/05 and 6/5/05
Lee, Kelly A. and Lynn B. Martin II and Martin C. Wikelski Responding to Inflammatory Challenges Is Less Costly for a Successful Avian Invader, the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) , than its less-invasive congener, Oecologia, Vol. 145, No. 2 (Sep., 2005), pp. 244-251
Lockley, Timothy C .Imported Fire Ants, Imported Fire Ant Station, USDA/APHIS/PPQ, Gulfport, MS.
Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. 2010. Longevity Records of North American Birds. Version 2010.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Bird Banding Laboratory. Laurel MD.
Menaboni, Sara, Albino Bluebirds. The Auk, Vol.64, No.4, October 1947, p. 629.
Michener, R., MD, Agricultural Ornithology, Report to the Commission for the Year 1863, House of Representatives; 88th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 91, 1863. Reprinted in Sialia, Autumn 1984, Vol.6, No.4.
Wilson, Alexander and Bonaparte, Charles Lucian. American Ornithology: or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States , ??
Zeleny, Larry. The Bluebird, How You Can Help Its Fight for Survival, 1976
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