Bluebirds are medium-sized songbirds in the thrush family. These familiar birds are much more than just beautiful backyard visitors – they boast a fascinating array of fun facts! Here are some FAQs about this small family of birds. Three Different Bluebirds There are three distinct species of bluebirds in North... Read more »
There are three species of bluebird found in North America: Eastern Bluebird; Mountain Bluebird; and Western Bluebird. All three are part of the thrush family. Mountain Bluebirds range in the Rocky Mountains and points west. They prefer open lands, usually over 5,000 feet above sea level.
Male Western Bluebirds are brightly colored in turquoise feathers. Female Western Bluebirds have light blue wing feathers and dull greyish-brown body plumage.
Like other bluebird species, Mountain Bluebirds are cavity nesters and will readily use a nestbox when they are provided. The birds are fairly bold and are usually not disturbed by human activity close to their nesting area.