The ClearPine Homeowners Assn is launching a Mountain Bluebird restoration effort at ClearPine. The male of this species has a strikingly beautiful blue color that really enhances its environment. Beginning each March, ClearPine has an abundant number of these birds arriving from their migratory routes to the south. While the community develops, nesting area will be lost due to road and new home construction. The idea is to improve the opportunities for seasonal nesting in the face of habitat reduction. In February 2017, 10 “Audubon Approved” bluebird houses will be strategically placed on the property, each numbered so we can track nesting activity over the coming years. The houses were constructed in Bend, and then stained to an appropriate shade of blue to remind people of their purpose. They will be mounted on steel poles, approximately 5’ off the ground, to minimize opportunities for predators. More news coming next Spring!