Mission statements

As a Society we are dedicated to studying, conserving and helping restore the natural range of the Mountain Bluebird in southern Alberta . We do this by providing nesting sites to replace/compensate for the loss of nest sites by land clearing, and provide nesting sites that can only be used by birds the size of the mountain bluebird or smaller.

Restore and Create Habitat


The Mountain Bluebird Trails Conservation Society (MBTCS) has been active for over thirty years and was started by the late Duncan Mackintosh. Members have been successful in getting mountain bluebirds to return to areas where they were not seen for many years.

With countless volunteer hours, several thousand bluebird boxes have been constructed, installed on fence posts, and maintained every year to provide nesting sites for bluebirds. These bluebird boxes are in groups called “trails” assigned to a Monitor, and MBT boxes range within Alberta from the BC border to the Saskatchewan border and in the north from Claresholm south to the U.S. border.

Trail Management

Trails Available for New Monitors

 Beaver Creek –38 boxes.
 New monitors wanted. Trail availability is constantly changing as Monitors retire.
 New trails can be created in areas of suitable bluebird habitat.