Springboro, Ohio | West Chester, OH

Monica & Brad Brubaker

Monica & Brad Brubaker

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Springboro, Ohio

734 A. North Main Street
Springboro, OH 45066

Phone: (937) 748-8979
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

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West Chester, Ohio

7712 Voice of America Center Drive
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 847-6580
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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How to Attract, Feed & House Bluebirds

Protection from predators and proximity to food and water are a bird’s primary consideration when choosing a nesting site. If bluebirds choose to nest in your yard, you can observe them as they build nests, lay eggs and feed their young. And when it’s time for the fledglings to leave the nest, they’ll likely learn to feed at your feeders and bathe in your bird baths.

Eastern Bluebirds on Bird Bath

Open Water

    Offering water to drink and bathe is attractive to bluebirds; moving or dripping water is even more attractive. Keep the water fresh and watch them come in regularly to bathe and drink.
Eastern Bluebird on Dinner Bell

Serve the Meal

Bluebirds primarily eat insects when available and supplement this main diet of insects with various fruits and berries. Mealworms can be offered to bluebirds to:

  • Entice them to use a nestbox
  • Help the incubating female find food quickly so she does not   have to leave her eggs unattended for long periods of time
  • Act as supplementary food for nestlings if food becomes scarce—e.g., when weather conditions prevent the parents from finding insects
  • Help birds survive during spells of severe weather
  • As supplemental food when one parent is attempting to raise young because the other parent is missing.

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Bluebird Nest Box

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    Bluebirds are secondary cavity nesters, using pre-existing cavities. They don’t excavate their own. They readily use a well-placed nest box designed for them, preferring open areas.
    Sometimes other birds will use a bluebird nest box, such as swallows. If this happens, you can install a second box. The bluebirds will use one and the other bird species will use the other. For best results, try placing the two boxes within 5-20 feet of each other.
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