As the warm weather enters Jackson, so do our favorite finches, chickadees, hawks, sparrows and other avian species. One of our most beloved winged friends here at Astoria is the Mountain Bluebird. With a bright cerulean blue coat on the males, these native thrushes are hard to miss. You can often find Mountain Bluebirds nesting in tree cavities excavated by woodpeckers, more often than not close to prairies, sagebrush steppe and wetlands where the bluebird can forage.

Did you know? A female Mountain Bluebird actually chooses her mate solely on the basis of his nesting location and quality– disregarding his attributes as a singer, flier, or looker… taking this into account, the males compete fiercely for the perfect home. 

Keep an eye out for the Mountain Bluebird on open perches such as fence posts, treetops, or even powerlines. When in forested areas, pay special attention to aspen stands as they provide excellent nesting opportunities. Mountain Bluebirds are actually quite friendly and not afraid of people, so be on the lookout for the beauties today!


As we plan for our post-COVID world, Astoria’s soaking pools, walking trails and picnic areas will be more important to the community than ever. We are working to ensure we are prepared to offer locals a refuge, with facilities and programs designed to enhance wellbeing, strengthen our minds and bodies, and encourage meaningful social connections. As we refine summer attendance projections (and the revenue stream that was vital to our opening year), we need your help more than ever to uplift Astoria to its full potential as a community and wildlife haven.

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Jackson, WY 83001
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