Who Is Ned?

Steve, aka Ned, and his wife Ann live in rural Sullivan, Missouri, are charter members of the Missouri Bluebird Society and members of the North American Bluebird Society.  Steve was recently asked to serve on the board of the Missouri Bluebird Society. He has built over 20 different types of nesting boxes for personal use and for sale. Steve monitors 4 bluebird trails for a total of 30 nesting boxes.  Data and photos are taken and sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for their Nestwatch program.  Steve has been a citizen scientist for Cornell for over 10 years and has participated in their Project FeederWatch.

To contact me send an email or call 636-629-8267.

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New for 2023!
Ned's Bluebird Plaque

These unique plaques are made from gently used, retired nesting boxes from Neds's Bluebird trails near Sullivan, MO. The cute clay bluebirds are handmade and shipped from Colorado. These attractive Bluebird plaques would look great in any birders nest!
Shipping Available!

New Nesting Boxes & Traps Available

When researching the different types of nesting boxes available I found a pattern for this Outhouse Box and thought it would be a fun addition to the existing line up. Let me know what you think!

Many people have asked if I had a solution for the destructive Carpenter Bee. Again with a little research came up with this Carpenter Bee Trap. I'll also include a recipe for lure!

Missouri Bluebird Society Conference 2010

I was a featured speaker at the 2010 Missouri Bluebird Society Conference held in Jefferson City. My talk was about primary and secondary cavity nesters and began on an emotional note as I introduced my father, David, from Upstate NY. He is the person I credit for getting me involved with birds and the making of nesting boxes. This turned into a lifelong journey of being an avid birder and outdoorsman. The picture below is of my dad and I with a box we made back in 1977 that was still in use up until 2009 when I decided to replace it with a new box when visiting for Thanksgiving.

For more on the Missouri Bluebird Society click here.

Steve and his father David with bluebird box made in 1977.

For more information on all nesting boxes available please click here.