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Lebanon in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bluebirds, On The Road To Recovery

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, September 10, 2009
1. Bluebirds, On The Road To Recovery
Inscription. Where did they go?
Bluebirds were once common throughout the United States. However, over the last century their population has diminished due to loss of their natural habitat, overuse of pesticides and predators.

Compounding the problem is competition from two non-native species, the House Sparrow and European Starling. These invasive species tend to be very aggressive and drive the Bluebird from its preferred nesting locations.

Beneficial Bluebirds
Bluebirds are small native birds that eat insects that are often damaging to our crops and gardens. Males are bright blue on the back with a rusty colored breast. Females are less brightly colored. They can nest up to three times per year, laying 4-5 eggs in a clutch.

Bluebird Trails, Blazing the Road to Recovery
Since much of their natural habitat has been destroyed by humans, Bluebirds must depend on manmade nests for survival. Bluebird nesting boxes are readily adopted by Bluebirds. Many Bluebird boxes have been adapted along trails. The success of these boxes has helped to bring the Bluebird back to our field, forests and even suburban lawns.

This exhibit was developed as an Eagle Scout Project by Stephen Roche, Troop 62 of Flemington, Central Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America
 
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By Alan Edelson, September 10, 2009
2. Bluebirds, On The Road To Recovery Marker
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
 
Location. 40° 37.176′ N, 74° 51.02′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker can be reached from Stanton-Lebanon Road. Click for map. Marker is located along the Cushetunk Trail at the Round Valley State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road, Lebanon NJ 08833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lebanon Reformed Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lebanon (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lebanon Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (approx. 2.1 miles away); Annandale Reformed Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Annandale Historic District (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Animals
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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