This eight year study traces the history of an Eastern Bluebird population on lands that were being developed for a golfing community in north Shelby County, Alabama. The results of a nest box and banding program are discussed. One thousand three hundred and sixty birds were fledged and 736 banded during the construction period from 1991-1996. The effects of human disturbance associated with PGA tournaments during five nesting seasons are analyzed. A strategy for the establishment of an Eastern Bluebird population in a newly created and planned urban development is given.
Author: Dan C. Holliman
Volume Number: 43 Year Published: 1997
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 7
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1997/Vol. 43 No 1 1997_p7-21.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1997/Vol. 43 No 1 1997.pdf