Mount Hope Cemetery Bluebird Project
In 2006, the Mount Hope Cemetery Bluebird Project was reestablished by volunteers working with the New York State Bluebird Society. A total of 12 nest boxes were placed in the best habitat areas for encouraging bluebirds. Our bluebird project continues today. We are so grateful to Sheryl Gracewski and her team of volunteers who monitor our nests and write a final report each year. This group monitors our flying squirrel and red-tailed hawk population as well. This is the first year of the 2020-2024 New York Breeding Bird Atlas, so Sheryl entered all the breeding behaviors witnessed in Mt. Hope Cemetery into the atlas portal.
This is a brief end-of-year report. If you would like any other information or more detail, please contact me. This year the number of successful broods again decreased. This might […]Read More
“We didn’t check the boxes as often this year as we did in past years, so the numbers are more approximate. There were 5 successful bluebird broods nesting in our […]Read More
“There were 5-6 successful bluebird broods nesting in our 13 boxes, each yielding 3-5 fledglings. This is the average over the last 14 years and similar to last year, but […]Read More