Trail Monitors

Monitoring the status of our Bluebirds in South Carolina is an essential function of the South Carolina Bluebird Society (SCBS).  The near extinction of the Eastern Bluebird in the late 1970s prompted action to learn how to save our Bluebird friends.  Our 81 volunteer monitors currently gather data from 112 trails containing 1,903 boxes. This data will alert us to any future problems so decisive action can be undertaken.  In most instances, trails are monitored weekly, from March through the end of August. This happens through the dedicated efforts of our volunteer trail monitors. When you see a monitor checking your Nestbox say Hi as they are probably one of your neighbors.

Nothing is more rewarding than watching the cycle of life in the Nestbox, from nest building to egg laying, to nestlings growing and ultimately fledging in about 2 months.  Such monitoring provides emotional rewards that far outweigh any minor inconveniences encountered. Come join us! We will train you for this rewarding experience.

We sincerely thank each of our dedicated and diligent Trail Monitors for all that they do during the nesting season and year round.  Without their efforts, we could not fulfill our conservation and education missions and provide such detailed research information to the Cornell University School of Ornithology.  THANK YOU 

If interested, contact Glen Hendry, Chief Operating Officer at (706)267-3817 or

SCBS Trails by Trail Name
Trail NameTrail MonitorTotal
Trail_NameTrail MonitorTotal # of
Aiken Cnty Career Tech CtrMaxine Lundy5
Aiken County Government ComplexElizabeth Cronk6
Aiken County MuseumJim Sproull4
Aiken Equine RescueKimberly Nayda-St. Clair23
Aiken Golf CourseEddie Huff5
Aiken State ParkKelly Powell5
Anderson FarmsBridget Kerley – Summer Taylor5
Anderson PondDavid Slaunwhite11
Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail (A)Janis Krauss11
Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail (B)Leslie Dickerson8
Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail (C)Janis Krauss – Julie Bush10
Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail (D)Julie Bush7
Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail (E)Jamie Riedy4
Barbee Bluebird TrailCindy Barbee23
Bluebirds at the BayKitty Yundt7
Bluebirds Over Noah’s ArkJo Ellen Costanzo12
Boyd Pond – Trail AAl Baker9
Boyd Pond – Trail BDoug Woods16
Bridgestone ORPEllen Avant20
Bridgestone PTPMichele Horton31
Brizes TrailBill Brizes4
Cancer Care Institute Bluebird TrailJim Sproull3
Cedar CreekJohn Creaven – John Dowd – Celeste Malinowski21
Cedar Creek Magnolia Pond TrailAnne Henson5
Cedar Mountain Baptist ChurchRon Brenneman2
CeladonHolly Ruoff29
Chime Bell ChaseDavid Slaunwhite25
Chin Backyard TrailEd & Cindy Chin5
Chin Bluebird Trail at Chapin Town HallEd & Cindy Chin7
Chukker Creek ElementaryJohn & Sherry Myers7
Citizen’s ParkJohn & Sherry Myers2
Clarice Wilson Garden ClubNancy Taylor15
Clemson Ext Urban Research & Demonstration Area (URDA)Caroline Counts11
Cliff Ridge Colony TrailRon Brenneman6
Coosaw Point – BeaufortKevin Rice10
Cumberland VillageDoug Woods16
D Reed TrailDebbie Reed9
First PresbyterianJane Keisler4
FOLKS Reserve Golf Course at Lake KeoweeDale Wilde – Stephanie Burns30
FOLKS South CoveDale Wilde – Paul Stovall15
Francis Beidler ForestKristin Threet29
Fripp IslandColleen Goff11
Gaston Livery StableEdna Mills3
GIW Industries – Grovetown, GAHannah RayBeverly Leopard12
Gopher Tortoise PreserveRhonda Bolen – Dana Byrd20
Great Oak Riding CenterJim Sproull5
Hamilton Branch State ParkStephen Jolly4
Herb n’ Berries FarmEd & Cathy Kvartek6
Hillview Baptist ChurchGlen & Gail Hendry2
Hitchcock HealthcareSandy Tucker6
Hitchcock Woods BB #1Bennet & Lindsey Tucker16
Hitchcock Woods BB #2Glen & Gail Hendry60
Hitchcock Woods BB #3Glen & Gail Hendry26
Hitchcock Woods GardensGlen & Gail Hendry3
Hitchcock Woods OwlGlen & Gail Hendry12
Trail NameTrail MonitorTotal
Holly GroveRandy Frick30
Holmes Educational State ForestRon Brenneman13
Hopelands-Rye PatchJim Sproull12
Huntington Beach State ParkDiane DuLoft6
Jones Gap State ParkTim Lee – Jennifer Randle3
Knox Scout ReservationAmanda Steele10
Larchwood FarmPam Gleason13
LBC Middle SchoolJulie Bush6
Lyman MeadowsDick & Nancy McCormick9
Mead Hall – Aiken PrepJim Sproull6
Mead Hall – St ThadeusJim Sproull4
Midland Valley GCDoug Woods18
Mount VintageSusan Vines23
National Wild Turkey FederationDavid Slaunwhite68
Nemours Wildlife FoundationHeather Kraus4
NHC Nursing HomeAudrey Hendry1
Oak Hill (Atwell Farm)Joy Atwell6
Old DogwoodTerry McGrath8
Old Santee Canal ParkAdam Benard6
Onward EnergyBob BurchfieldSteve Morgan16
Order of St HelenaJulie Bush4
Palmetto Dog ClubElizabeth Burgess2
Prayer Island ParkTom Brander8
Quail HollowRuss Schwalbert10
Redcliffe Plantation State Historical SiteJim Sproull9
Reserve Club – Butterfly ParkMike DeBruhl2
Reserve Club – EnclaveJohn Fisher26
Reserve Club – HighlandsDean Nissen5
Reserve Club – NicklausSteve Baker51
Reserve Club – Pointe/StonebridgeMike DeBruhl55
Reserve Club – Summer HillChanning Jones18
Reserve Club – The MeadowsChanning Jones9
Reserve Club – Village at WoodsideJohn Fisher11
Reserve Club – ZoellerMaggi Howard – Marcie Royle42
Rhiannon PlaceJohn & Sherry Myers2
Riverview ParkRandall Sutton6
Sandhill Children’s GardenHarriet Edmonds3
Savannah Lakes VillageLaura Clegg211
Seabrook IslandMelanie Jerome71
Shadow OaksRoger Brock2
SII GroupLisa Luna14
Silver Bluff Audubon #1Lynn Moredock22
Silver Bluff Audubon #2Amanda Steel10
SPCASteve Roschelle9
Spirax-Sarco ESMUNick Agonstini3
Spirax-Sarco North PointNick Agonstini3
SRP-BentleyAudrey Hendry4
St Augustine-CanterburyPeter Stangel4
St Paul Lutheran ChurchRoger Brock4
St Paul’s Hollywood LibraryMegan Tomkoski6
Stable On The WoodsAnne Henson11
Stable View FarmMark Pavlosky39
Steeple Chase CottageKitty Yundt4
Summer’s Corner – Azalea RidgeJackie Snell16
Summer’s Corner – Herons WalkJackie Snell5
Summer’s Corner – HorizonsJackie Snell10
Summer’s Corner – SweetgrassJackie Snell10
Summer’s Corner – The VillagesJackie Snell16
Sun CityTom Lovelidge195
Sunnyside LaneJerry Miller6
Table Rock State ParkScott Stegenga18
Trail NameTrail MonitorTotal
Town CreekDavid & Nancy Moseley10
Treetops FarmSteve Roschelle3
USC AikenDr. Michelle Vieyra21
USC Aiken – 1st TeeDr. Michelle Vieyra10
Vieyra Homestead TrailDr. Michelle Vieyra5
Village at RiverviewJulie Bush6
Walhalla High SchoolAmanda Gladys8
Warrenville ElementarySandy Tucker7
Western Carolina Sail ClubHugh VantLeven8
Williston Rail TrailAnnette Burnett15
Winthrop Polo FieldAmy & John Helmick8
Woodside CUPPTom Koeltz27
Woodside JonesDean Nissen27
Grand Total 2,036