Western Bluebird

The Western Bluebird is a small, brightly colored bird that belongs to the thrush family. They are found throughout western North America and are known for their beautiful blue plumage. These birds can be seen in open woodlands, grassy meadows, and semi-arid areas.

Basic Description

The Western Bluebird is about 6-7 inches long with a wingspan of approximately 10 inches. The males have bright blue feathers on their heads, backs, wings, and tails while the females have duller blue-gray feathers on these same areas. Both genders have reddish-brown breasts and white bellies.

Where To Find This Bird

Western Bluebirds can be found in many parts of western North America including Alaska, Canada, Mexico and much of the United States west of the Rocky Mountains. They prefer open woodland habitats with plenty of trees for nesting sites as well as access to open fields or meadows where they can hunt insects.


The Western Bluebird prefers wooded areas near open fields where it has easy access to food sources such as insects which make up most of its diet. In addition to natural habitats they will also take advantage of man-made structures like nest boxes placed by conservationists or homeowners interested in helping them thrive.


Insects make up most of this bird’s diet; however they may also eat some fruits and berries when available during certain times throughout the year. Some common foods include beetles, caterpillars crickets amongst others- all caught through aerial hunting techniques

Cool Facts

Did you know that these birds do not actually build nests? Instead they use existing cavities such as old woodpecker holes or tree hollows – although lately we’ve seen an increase in artificial homes meaning more habitat options! Additionally during nesting season females will lay around 3-7 eggs which she incubates for about 14 days before hatching. Once the young are old enough, they will leave the nest after about three weeks.

In conclusion, Western Bluebirds are a beautiful and fascinating bird species that can be found in many parts of western North America. If you’re interested in seeing one of these birds up close or helping to support their conservation efforts consider providing a nesting box on your property – this provides them with suitable shelter as well as helps researchers track populations over time!