News & Upcoming Events

  

  SAVE THE DATE APRIL 23, 2022

 PLANNING HAS BEGUN FOR AN IN-PERSON EXPO CONFERENCE ! 

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Save the date; the 2022 Gathering Partners Conference will take place May 20-22 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino!  This year’s conference will include the concurrent sessions, field trips, and social activities you’ve come to love as well as some virtual offerings for those of you who are unable to make the trip in-person.

The conference schedule and registration information will be posted here as they are available.

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“Joe Adelmann”

It’s with great sadness we report the death of Joseph “Joe” Adelmann a long time friend of BBRP. Joe passed away October 17, 2021 in Owatonna, MN.

Joe is most noted by everyone associated with BBRP for the thousands of bluebird nest boxes he built over the years for bluebirders throughout the State. Each year at BBRP’s annual Expo Joe and his wife Joann would be there selling his nest boxes and sharing his wisdom on nest box construction and maintenance.  He will be greatly missed.

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Three Rivers Park District nominated for Governor’s Geospatial Commendation featuring their development of a GIS for tracking, logging and reporting of their 600+ bluebird nest boxes. 

Highlighting the beginnings of bluebird conservation in Minnesota and their involvement beginning in the 1980s. 

 Click here, to read all about it!

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City of Edina – “Home Town Hero” – helping to increase the local Bluebird population!

 Click here, to read all about it!

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Click this link to see the June 24, 2021 Star Tribune Bluebird article by Bob Timmons discussing the possible cause of the decline of Bluebirds in Minnesota this year!

 Normally active, many are absent, and severe winter cold down South is suspected.

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RHWPRecoveryCheck out the latest addition of the Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Newsletter containing an article about a Bluebird using a real cavity nest and a compelling story about Red-headed Woodpeckers nesting in Rice County.

Click here, to see the entire Newsletter.

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Why Birds Hit Windows—And How You Can Help Prevent It  

For birds, glass windows are worse than invisible. By reflecting foliage or sky, they look like inviting places to fly into. And because the sheer number of windows is so great, their toll on birds is huge.

The good news is that you can greatly reduce the danger your home’s windows pose to birds with some simple remedies.

Click here, to see all the details.

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How Many Eggs, Wow ? – Submitted by Anoka County Coordinator

Jeanne Wilkinson – March 17, 2021

Clare
While vacationing in Florida Jeanne observed 2 females and one male in the area, this is what she found in the nest box. Lets hope they all hatch and fledge!

 

April 26th Update!

Clare
They all hatch and fledged  – Wahoo!
Thanks Jeanne!!

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Click this link to see the June 20, 2019 Star Tribune Bluebird article featuring Keith Radel, longtime friend of Bluebirds and BBRP!

 Helping Bluebirds Rebound in Minnesota

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