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I live in Southern Indiana near the Ohio River.  For many years I have had several bluebird boxes and they were always filled.  This year the chickadees used them and I haven't seen any bluebirds.

Do you know if this is a widespread phenomenon?
What happened to the bluebirds?

This is not unusual when we have had bad winters like the past. And usually the Chickadees will have their one quick family and the Bluebirds will move in after. I have reports from your area of the Bluebirds arriving later than usual. Even in mild winters this happens sometomes here. Be patient. Good luck. And if you will send your mailing address to me at I will send you my free Bluebird book that will make you an expert. Bluebird Bob Walshaw.  


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