Ask SIB – When should I clean out my Bluebird nest box?

Question: Our Bluebirds just left the nest yesterday, should we clean out the box?

Answer: Eastern Bluebirds in the Carolinas can have up to three nesting cycles per season. If possible, it’s a good idea to clean out the nest after each brood fledges, and definitely at the end of breeding season.

To learn more about when and how to clean out your Bluebird nest boxes, check out this excellent article from Birds and Blooms.

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