Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Virtual Bluebirding Class-Become a Monitor

Virtual Bluebirding Class-Become a Monitor website

Link, MN 55555


  • We’ll cover the things you need to know to help keep bluebirds safe during the nesting season
  • We’ll learn how to identify which species – bluebird or other – is occupying a nest – how their eggs differ
  • We’ll talk about competitors and predators – what can be done to deter them – ‘introducing new techniques’
  • We’ll learn how to check the nest boxes - determine who is using the box by nest type
  • How to record what we find each week and reporting it to BBRP at season end
  • We’ll answer all your questions from black ‘Ant’ predator to nest box placement ‘Zone’
  • Finally, if you want to get involved, we’ll identify where the nest box trails needing monitors are located
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 10:00 – 11:30 am (both sessions are the same – just optional times & days)
Thursday, March 25, 2021 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHERE Virtual via your PC, tablet or smart phone
RSVP: send an email to bluebirdsafe@gmail.com – let us know which session you’d like to join, we’ll send you a link
QUESTIONS: email questions to bluebirdsafe@gmail.com

INSTRUCTOR: David Schmidt - Bluebird Recovery Program member and MN Master Naturalist instructor

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David Schmidt

David spent 35 years working in the Information Technology industry, for 20 plus years he’s been an interpretative volunteer at the Minnesota Zoo. In 2005 he attended the inaugural Big Woods, Big Rivers (BWBR) Master Naturalist class, in 2008 attended the Prairies and Potholes (PP) class and in 2016 the Northwoods, Great Lakes (NWGL) class. In early 2011 he took the MNat instructor training to teach BWBR classes for the MN Zoo. Since then he has been an instructor or co-instructor of eight MNat classes. In 2016 he also became a Dakota County coordinator for the Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota and in 2018 he joined their board as the website manager.

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Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota

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