Styles of Bird Houses
The Peterson Style Bluebird houses made by the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park can be obtained through the Ozaukee Land and Management Department at a cost of $20 each. They are made to allow for easy cleaning and installation. Also available is the North American Bluebird box style house pictured below for $15.
Bluebirds & Nesting
Bluebird populations have declined by as much as 90% over the last 50 years. They are a cavity nesting bird and with the disappearance of dead trees and wooden fence posts, they lack enough sites to breed successfully. Bluebirds must also compete for nesting with the imported house sparrow.
We can help the bluebirds by providing them with properly built and placed nesting boxes. Concerned citizens who provide bluebird houses and monitoring of them are helping the bluebirds make a strong recover.
Bluebird houses and several others types of nesting boxes can be
purchased Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more
information and availability, call 262-284-8270 or 262-238-8270 (for
Milwaukee Metro callers).