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Cookeville Bluebird Club Seeking Volunteers For Nesting Season

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Cookeville Bluebird Club Seeking Volunteers For Nesting Season

The Cookeville Bluebird Club is looking for volunteers to help out with the upcoming bluebird nesting season.

Co-Coordinator Lynne Maddux said that nesting boxes are currently being built in eight parks in Cookeville, Monterey, and Baxter. She said that monitors will use a couple of days a week to check on nests for eggs, and the safety of the birds.

“You know you get so excited to see the eggs each day,” Maddux said. “They usually lay one egg a day. So it’s so exciting to see them. And the bluebirds have beautiful blue eggs and it makes it lots of fun to go out and check the boxes.”

Maddux said that they are hoping that someone who lives near the boxes  would be willing to check and record data using provided forms. She said that they plan to use that data to send to the Tennessee Bluebird Society to aid in tracking the bluebird population of the state.

Maddux said the Putnam County Parks and Rec Department, as well as Cookeville’s, Algood’s and others have given permission to build these boxes. She said that boxes will be at several neighborhood parks across the county including Baxter City Park, Whitaker Park, and the City Lake Natural Area.

“The bluebirds needs our help,” Maddux said. “And what we do to help that is build the nest boxes. They’re cavity nesters so they require some sort of cavity to build their nest and raise their young. We’re trying to increase the population of bluebirds in our area by providing nest boxes for bluebirds and other cavity nesters”

Maddux said that they will host a training session for anyone interested. She said that nesting season runs from March until about August or September.


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