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Songbirds of Middleton River Park – Part 3

Text and photos by Louisa Evers Please see Part 1 and Part 2 for introductory information and lots of song birds. Bird safely. Contribute to citizen science. Finches Finches are small to medium-sized birds with conical bill, sparrow-like bills, and usually short, notched tails.  They constantly give distinctive calls in undulating flight and often perch […]

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Songbirds of Middleton River Park – Part 2

Text and photos by Louisa Evers Please see Part 1 for introductory information and more song birds too. Bird safely. Contribute to citizen science. Swallows Swallows are aerial songbirds with very short legs and bills and relatively long pointed wings.  They feed almost exclusively on flying insects captured in graceful swooping flights.  Tree swallows will […]

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Please Bird Mindfully

This is reprinted in full from Team eBird.   eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the […]

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Nampa Residents Improve Water Quality

by Emiline Hogg, Nampa Public Outreach Coordinator What’s in the schools, in the parks, at the library, along the pathways, and in your pocket and makes the Boise River cleaner? It’s the City of Nampa Environmental Compliance Division (ECD) Outreach Program. The Outreach Program was started in 2009 under the guidance of Cheryl Jenkins.  ECD […]

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