Western Bluebird

Sialia mexicana


Photographed here are western bluebird females. The females have blue coloring on their wings and tail, whereas males are more vibrant with blue on their necks and heads, as well as on their wings and tail. Western bluebirds can be found in northern New Mexico year-round. They live in cavities such as holes in trees or in nestboxes. They do not have beaks that are equipped for digging, so they sometimes live in cavities created by woodpeckers.

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Los Luceros Historic Site is designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. We protect more than a hundred different species of birds at the site. Join us for great birding opportunities during our Dawn til Dusk days, which occur on the first Sunday of each month.