The Mountian Bluebird was named also named as the Nevada state bird in 1967. Because of its stunning blue feathers, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the West. These birds prefer to live out in the open. You can often see them in mountainous terrains and also in prairie lands and deserts. When deciding where to build a nest, female birds take charge and they usually build these nests in any type of cavity. It can be in trees, cliffs, or dirt banks. Female bluebirds work a lot when building a nest. Male birds are often seen ‘pretending’ to help in a humorous observation and still frequently lose the nest-building materials.
You can see them much in the western United States and Canada, especially during the breeding season. It’s a common sign of spring’s arrival. The population of these birds was in decline for a while in the 20th century. But, it has managed to bounce back a bit. The issues like deforestation and agricultural practices limited the number of nesting sites. But, conservation efforts and the creation of “nest boxes” have helped a lot for them. These birds are said to be aggressive birds.
You can build your own nesting boxes in your yard if you live in a place that falls into their breeding territory. Then you can enjoy the sight all season long.
The forging of the Mountian Bluebird was compared to that of a Falcon by the American Bird Conservancy. These birds feed on the ground, snatching various insects and berries. They are apart from similar species because of their unique feeding behavior.