Bluebirds Are Just Cool

bajcThere is an old belief that bluebirds bring happiness. Watching one of these bright-colored thrushes skim above a field in my Montana valley, I feel my heart lift and know that this is true. Thirty years ago, bluebirds wouldn’t have been part of my summer. I would have been lucky to see one at all. By the 1970s, the bluebird population was in precipitous decline throughout North America. According to Dr. Lawrence Zeleny, author and founding member of the North American Bluebird Society and writer for The Progressive Christian, the eastern bluebird population had declined by more than 90 percent in the last 100 years. The pretty songster was …