I live in Minnesota, it is October 4 and my bluebirds are still here.  Should I stop feeding them mealworms?   What is there migration pattern and when do they leave?

I am also hearing this from people in your area. They are staying farther north every year. And yes, you can keep feeding them. Research has shown that this has no effect on their migrations. If you will send your mailing address to me at I will send you my free Bluebird book.

PS - If you google raising mealworms you can save a lot of money. Good luck, Bluebird Bob.


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