Adams Elementary

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Little Hawk Visits!

September 22, 2017 - 1:55pm -- Raptors

Our class was very happy and excited to have Mrs. F visit us today with her friend Little Hawk.

Little Hawk is a Swainson's Hawk and has a wingspan of 4 1/2 feet. She was a little nervous, but we remained quiet and did not

move quickly. In the wild, Swainson's Hawks migrate as far as Argentina from Idaho. We don't see these hawks in the winter

because they are in South America. It was great to see this bird up close. She is a beautiful raptor!

Hyatt Hidden Lakes

April 14, 2017 - 1:51pm -- Raptors

Our class was joined by memeber of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society at Hyatt Hidden Lakes on Thursday.

Between raindrops, our class identified many types of birds that come to the area to enjoy the wetlands. Our group saw dozens of Canada Geese. 

In smaller numbers, they recorded seeing Northern Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks, American Coots, Pied-billed Grebes, Ring-Tailed Ducks and several Lesser Scaups.

We also spied a Swainson's Hawk and a Kestrel. The Song Sparrows created lovely music for our field trip.  Thanks to Miss Forderhase for help and gluidance.

 

Wild Bird Festival

April 14, 2017 - 1:44pm -- Raptors

Just before Spring Break, Our class conducted a "Wild Bird Festival" for our 1st grade classes.

The younger students seemed to really enjoy learning all about birds from the older students.

Students moved through stations including:  Fill the Bill where they learned how different birds have different bills according to what they eat.

Fine Art of Nesting where they learned about different types of nests and created their own and Grizzly Gizzard where they duplicated how birds

digest their food. There was also a Observation Station where students learned how to use binoculars and identify birds at the feeder.

Fourth Graders did an excellent job and First Graders learned so much!

Curlews in the Classroom

February 16, 2017 - 1:55pm -- Raptors

Today our class welcomed Heather from the Intermountain Bird Observatory to our classroom,

She came to tell us about Long-Billed Curlews. What fascinating birds! We learned that they migrate from Idaho to

Southern California and Mexico every year. Scientists, like Heather, are trying to determine why this bird's population

has declined by almost 90% since the 1970's. We are excited to track the migration and movement of the birds

who are fitted with satellite transmitters.

We think everyone needs to be aware of these birds so that they can regain their former numbers.

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Timesort descending Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
5 Feeder 11/11/2014 - 10:00am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
9 Feeder 01/29/2015 - 1:15pm Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 05/08/2015 - 2:00pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
3 Feeder 11/12/2015 - 12:45pm Details

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)
2 Perched 11/20/2015 - 10:30am Details

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)
5 Feeder 11/20/2015 - 10:30am Details

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)
2 Perched 12/16/2015 - 12:30pm Details

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)
1 Feeder 12/16/2015 - 12:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 01/12/2016 - 9:00am Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
5 Feeder 01/13/2016 - 12:45pm Details

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Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA

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