From Florida, all the way up the East coast and West to the Rockies, Eastern Bluebirds are found year round. They are the state bird of New York and Missouri. Bring them to your backyard and adding more is easy with a little help.
In the Spring put out a Bluebird house. These houses are sold just about everywhere. Find then is stores, online and from local craftsmen who make and sell them at craft shows. They are of a certain style and will be sold as a Bluebird house. It is important to put these houses out in March because Eastern Bue Birds start to nest for their first brood that month. Bluebirds will usually have 2 broods a year. Their young will stay around and often help with the second brood adding more Bluebirds to your yard.
Durning the Spring and Summer Bluebird will eat insects, spider, worms, berries, lizards, tree frogs and fruit. Water is important as Bluebirds love to have a drink and take baths. Add a bird bath to your yard or a shallow dishpan filled with water and placed in a warm sunny spot.
In the Winter some Eastern Bluebirds will head South if the temperature stays below 1 degree and there are no wild berries to eat. Putting out a platform feeder or pie pan nailed to your deck rail to use as a feeder will help the Bluebird make it through Winter. Fill feeders with mealworms (found wherever bird seed is sold), peanut hearts, fruit and suet.
During the Winter months, Bluebirds will keep warm by using roosting boxes, birdhouses and in holes in trees made by Woodpeckers. If Winter is not too cold Bluebirds will use nesting boxes to keep warm. It is important to clean out birdhouses, roosting boxes and nesting boxes by early October. Keeping the Bluebird warm during the Winter and providing food will keep them in your yard for years to come. And, maybe, one Summer day a Bluebird will light on your shoulder!