Brown-headed Nuthatch and Eastern Bluebird

In 1997, a reintroduction program was initiated to develop and implement translocation techniques aimed at restoring viable populations of Brown-headed Nuthatches and Eastern Bluebirds to Everglades National Park. The reintroduction was considered a test of the progress made in ecosystem restoration resulting from recovery from logging and the introduction of a natural fire regime implemented through prescribed burning.

Brown-headed Nuthatch and Eastern BluebirdBirds were captured from a large source population in Big Cypress National Preserve. Most birds were translocated as pairs and placed in either small or large aviaries. For some bluebi