Western Bluebird

Sialia mexicana


Photographed here are western bluebird females. The females have blue tints on their wings and tail where as males are more vibrant with blue on their necks and heads as well. Western Bluebirds can be found in northern New Mexico year-round. They live in cavities such as holes in trees or nestboxes but do not have beaks that are equipped for digging. Thus, they sometimes rely on woodpeckers to help create their homes.

Los Luceros Historic Site is designated an Important Bird Area and we protect over a hundred different species of birds.
Great birding opportunities include our Dawn til Dusk days which occur on the first Sunday of each month. The next DtD Day is August 1st and we will be open 6am- 8pm.