top of page

For the Love of Bluebirds!


Mountain Bluebird Trails (MBT) is a volunteer organization consisting of members who monitor Mountain and Western bluebirds  throughout the Northern U.S. Rocky Mountain region and coordinate the conservation efforts for interested persons or groups. MBT works toward its goals by promoting bluebird conservation projects, conducting educational programs, distributing educational materials, collecting and sharing nesting box data, and aiding in the development of nest box trails. We've been caring for nestlings since 1974.

Click the button below to learn more.

mountain bluebird male 2015.jpg
Female Mtn Bluebird_Hilger box_Mountain background.jpg
BB couple for the front page_smaller_lighter_in tree_from Jane.jpg

First Bluebird Sighting Contest!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - When the Bluebirds Return!

Time to get our eyes checked, get new glasses, and get new binoculars and try to win the FIRST BLUEBIRD SIGHTING CONTEST!

Hats will be given for the 1st & 2nd  place BOTH East and West of the Divide. Idaho, North Dakota , Canada, too! Winners must be members of MBT and current with their dues.

Report sightings to Jane Brockway. My phone number is in the newsletter! CALL ME! Email doesn’t count! Your report needs to include DATE, TIME and PLACE of sighting!  You may even get to talk to my wonderful husband, Alan who puts up with my bluebirding, otherwise, leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can!


Good Luck to all you bluebirders!

2019 conference_Glasgow_attendees with Santa_300 dpi.jpg
Save the Date!


Our 2023 annual meeting takes place October 6th and 7th in Lewistown, Montana. Watch for the Summer newsletter for more information, and CLICK HERE to download and fill out the conference registration form.

bluebird nest box_300 dpi.jpg
Winterizing Boxes


After nesting season, we recommend winterizing the bluebird boxes for which you are responsible. CLICK HERE to read a paper written by Harry Powell III, PhD, on how to best winterize bluebird boxes.

Young birds in box_almost ready to fledge_300 dpi.jpg
Fledgling Report


If you are maintaining bluebird boxes, you can help us count the number of fledglings this year.  CLICK HERE to download and fill out the report.

Repairing box_Mike_habitat pic_300 dpi.jpg
Do's and Don'ts


Understand the best practices for helping mountain and western bluebirds. CLICK HERE to download a document of the Do's and Don'ts for bluebird success and conservation.  

Erv Davis banding_smaller_300 dpi.jpg
Join Us


As a member, you will support conservation efforts, preserve bluebirds and other cavity nesters, and receive our newsletter, a Mountain Bluebird Trail Monitoring Guide, window decal, and more.  CLICK HERE to download our membership brochure.

Bluebird Pair_Box on wooden post_smaller_GF6_from Jane.jpg


Members of Mountain Bluebird Trails receive a quarterly newsletter with  tips, news, and other bluebird information.  CLICK HERE 

to download and view a free example of our newsletter.

bottom of page