Learn All About Bluebirds and More


John Rogers, co-founder of the NYS Bluebird Society, will give an engaging presentation about Eastern Bluebirds and other cavity nesters 

The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps is proud to welcome John Rogers for a presentation entitled Bluebirds and More on Saturday, May 6th from 1 PM – 2 PM. This inspiring and informative PowerPoint presentation includes the life history of the Eastern Bluebird, other birds that nest in bluebird boxes, nest box management, and more. The focus definitely is on bluebirds, but John also shares his love for the natural world in the hope the audience will take away some broader and deeper messages about nature. The program has variety, feeling, and is inspirational. Sprinkled throughout are just a few wildflowers, butterflies, other birds, quotes by some of the great naturalists of the past, and more. With beautiful photographs, sounds, and a sincere, enthusiastic presentation style, this program is of interest to anyone who appreciates nature.

The presentation will take place at Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse, NY 13209. Fee: $5/person. Following the presentation, there will be an optional nest box installation activity along the Onondaga Lake shoreline. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at https://act.audubon.org/a/onondaga-lake-conservation-corps-bluebirds-and-more-may-6-2023-1pm. Call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma@audubon.orgwith questions. The event is sponsored by Honeywell and Audubon New York.

John Rogers has maintained a trail of bluebird nest boxes in Central NY for over four decades. He has led bluebird programs and workshops for hundreds of organizations in 12 states and two Canadian provinces. John was a co-founder of the New York State Bluebird Society in 1982 and became a lifetime (volunteer) board member in 2002. He has received numerous awards for his bluebird conservation work, including the Bluebird Conservation Award from the North American Bluebird Society. He is a past board member of that organization. In 2010, he was a recipient of the Hero of Conservation Award from the Syracuse Post Standard. John is an experienced birder and member of Onondaga Audubon in Syracuse/

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