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Mon Mar 20, 2017 03:00 PM - Fri Oct 27, 2017 04:30 PM


Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm1000 Aullwood RoadDayton, OH 45414


Bluebirds have long been a symbol of happiness, good health, and hope. For hundreds of years, humans have used nest boxes to help cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and martins. However, their value goes beyond symbolism and into the realm of insect control, as nest boxes are used on farms and orchards to protect crops.

As a result of climate and land use changes, Eastern Bluebird populations reached record lows in the late 1960’s and has been in a recovery state ever since. Aullwood monitors and protects bluebirds and other cavity nesters to promote their recovery.

Volunteers, working in pairs, check nest boxes at either the Center or Farm two times a month on a day and time of their choosing. Training on identifying birds, nests and eggs, nest monitoring and reporting protocols is provided. This volunteer opportunity can be completed in 1 1/2-2 hours once fully trained.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 1/2-2 hours twice a month
  • Attention to detail, willingness to follow Aullwood's scientific protocols, work independently

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