Welcome to the Idaho Bird by Bird Program!

We believe bird feeding and watching are perfect means for connecting our youth with nature, which has many life-long benefits.

We also know that birding instills a healthy respect for our natural resources, ultimately leading to strong sense of place, stewardship of habitats, and dedication to wildlife heritage.

That is why we created an educational program called “Bird by Bird.”

Birds observed in the last 30 days

The Great Backyard Bird Count in Kuna

What an exciting afternoon! Today was an official vacation day for students but three of them came to school on there day off to take part in our first official Great Backyard Bird Count. It was started in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society and was meant for people to be involved in a citizen-science project that collects data on wild birds. This was a great way for me to involve students in the ornithology in a real science project. I was so thrilled that three kids showed up I just kept thanking them for coming. One of them asked me, "how many kids...

Eggstravaganza

We learned about bird eggs at our monthly presentation! Miss Vicky had a very cool PowerPoint with images of different birds, nests, and eggs. Students had fun dissecting hard-boiled eggs to look at the different parts of an egg. Miss Vicky shared many interesting facts about egg coloration, egg shape, and bird development.

A Charm of Finches

Today we saw a charm of finches. One of our members was watching a game show and the question was what is a flock of finches called and the answer was a charm. We also have been sighting predators. Today two of our members were observing the charm of finches when suddenly a Cooper's Hawk swooped down into their line of vision and all of the finches scatered. A week ago we also saw a cat that was stalking the birds. A week ago that time we also saw another cat which was stalking the birds as well. Also, last Thursday a Cooper's Hawk was seen perched on a lamp post near our school. It...

Bird by Bird

Educating children one bird at a time!

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