Length: 6.5 - 7 "
Habitat: Open grassy areas with scattered trees; fields, meadows, orchards, and farmlands; woodland edges.
Diet: Insects, esp. grasshoppers, katydids, beetles, crickets, and caterpillars; spiders and earthworms; wild fruit.
Eastern Bluebird at Nest Cavity
© NNE & licensors
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Eastern Bluebird breeds throughout the region.
This bird can also be found sporadically in New England during the winter. These sightings tend to be more common in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, but also occur further north.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Eastern Bluebird from Dec-Feb over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS