Before migrating, many birds enter a state of hyperphagia, where hormone levels compel them to drastically increase their body weight to store fat to use as energy while traveling. Some bird species may as... Read more
Did you know there is a great place just outside of Boise where you can experience one of the largest songbird and raptor migrations in the western US? Located on the Boise Ridge, the Idaho Bird Observatory's field site is just a few miles from the heart of downtown Boise. From mid-July through Ocotober biologists capture, band, count thousands of birds during their fall migration. Even those with no experience can visit the field site and enjoy a unique opportunity to observe, handle and learn about birds.
For more information, visit IBO's website.
In just a few short weeks, our 4th school year will get underway! We are excited to have two new schools join the program this year.
We are planning for a fun and educational experience that you will never forget.