Tag: birds

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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Birds of the Boise River

Missed the program?  Watch it now. This is an encore of our enormously popular program. The Boise River is home to hundreds of species of birds. Learn about some of the common and not-so-common birds you’ll find by the Boise River and, possibly, in your backyard. Louisa Evers of BREN and Golden Eagle Audubon Society […]

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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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Boise River Enhancement Success Stories

Learn about four innovative projects that are enhancing the ecological health of the Boise River. Kevin Fagan, Stormwater Quality Specialist at Ada County Highway District (ACHD) will talk about street projects that are helping traffic flow and water quality. Mike Dimmick, Flood Control District 10, will talk about streambank stabilization projects that enhance habitat. Tom […]

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Birders Gather Data for Cottonwood Creek Project

by Heidi Ware Carlisle, BSU Intermountain Bird Observatory The east end of Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise will be transformed over the next year. What’s now a mono-culture of turf with scattered mature trees will make way for a vibrant small creek with aquatic and riparian vegetation taking root. Willows, Wood’s Rose, Golden Currant, […]

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Urban Reserve Feels the Love

120 youth and adults took to the hillsides at the City of Boise’s Hyatt Hidden Lake Reserve in October to create healthier habitat for birds and reduce fire risk. Armed with shovels of all sizes, trowels, and even a post hole digger, the determined volunteers dug through the rocky soil to plant nearly 2,000 native […]

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Sagebrush is the Smell of Home

By Kali Nelson, US Fish and Wildlife Service The Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve in Boise, Idaho is a 44-acre urban reserve. It provides habitat for a multitude of species such as red-winged blackbirds, gadwalls, Pied-billed Grebes, snakes, and others. The welcoming paths give visitors a quick and easy way to add nature into their day. […]

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