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. [24784]
  • Audubon Action, email from Catherine Grant to EM Cooper, 01/24/05
  • Barbin, Diane. History of the Bluebird Movement, Harisburg, PA
  • 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
  • Bohlen, H. David. The Birds of Illinois, 1989
  • Boone, John. Dr. Lawrence Zeleny, An Odyssey of Love, 1980
  • Butcher, G. D. & Miles, R. D. Concepts of Eggshell Quality, URL http://www.afn.org/~poultry/flkman4.htm
  • Catesby, Mark. Natural History of the Carolinas, Florida and the Bahamas, published from 1731 to 1743
  • Dione, Andre P. Return of the Bluebird, 1981
  • Dodson, Joseph H. Your Bird Friends and How to Win Them, 1928
  • Friedman, et al, An improved, simple nest-box trap, J. Field Ornithol. 79(1):99-101, 2008
  • Gill, Frank, Ornithology,3rd ed., by Frank Gill
  • 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: 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
  • Janetatos, Mary Dougherty, NABS Executive Director, A History of the North American Bluebird Society, April 27, 1996
  • Harris, Ray, Fall 2003. Profile: Duncan J. Mackintosh, Mountain Bluebird Trails newsletter.
  • 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.
  • Niebuhr, Bob, Winter 2003. A Passion for Bluebirds, Mountain Bluebird Trails newsletter .
  • New York State. GOVERNOR PATAKI PROPOSES REVISIONS TO ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST, New York State Press release, May 11, 1999
  • Pearman, Myrna and Mosseau, Paula, Children’s Bluebird Activity Book, 2007
  • Raleigh News & Observer, Advocate for bluebirds dies, ‘Birdman of Bailey’ was 89, 11/11/06
  • Reed, Chester A. North American Birds Eggs, Doubleday, Page and Company, NY
  • Reed, Travis, Fans of ‘Song of the South’ Call for Film’s Re-Release, The Hartford Courant, 04/01/2007.
  • Ritchison, Gary, Downy Woodpecker, Wild Bird Guide, 1999
  • Rosenthal, Elizabeth J., Birdwatcher, 2008
  • Rogers, David T et al, Observations at a Nest of a Partial Albino Red-headed Woodpecker, The Audk, Vol.96, No.1, Jan. 1979, pp. 206-207
  • Sauer, John R., Droege, Sam. RECENT POPULATION TRENDS OF THE Eastern Bluebird, Wilson Bulletin: Vol. 102, No. 2, April-June, 1990
  • Scriven, Dorene (editor), Bluebird Trails, A Guide to Success
  • Sialia journals (North American Bluebird Society)
  • Stokes, Donald and Lillian. Bluebird Book, The Complete Guide to Attracting Bluebirds, 1991.
  • Tate, James, Jr. The Blue List for 1986. American Birds. 40(2):227-235. [24324]. 1986
  • Tickell, W.L.N., White Plumage, Waterbirds, Vol.26, No.1, Pages 1-12, 2003.
  • Toops, Connie. Bluebirds Forever, 1994.
  • USDA Farmers Bulletin #513, Fifty Common Birds of Farm and Orchard
  • USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center website
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service A Guide to the Laws and Treaties of the United States for Protecting Migratory Birds
  • Webb, Spider. Heavily Tattooed Men and Women. Mc Graw Hill, 1976
  • Weisheit A.S. and Creighton PD, Interference of House Sparrows in Nesting Activities of Barn Swallows, Journal of Field Ornithology, Vol.60, No.3 (Summer, 1989), pp 323-328.
  • WhatBird.com – photos, listen to songs, etc. (lots of ads)
  • Whitaker, 1957
  • 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

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness on sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
– John of Salisbury, Metalogicon, 1159


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