Adams Elementary

What's New

Surprise Visitor!

October 25, 2017 - 1:56pm -- Raptors

On Friday, while Mr. Giibbons was visiting our class to teach a lesson, I saw an interesting thing!

A squirrel was balancing on the fence outside our window when a Red-Tailed Hawk suddenly appeared and tried to catch it! The squirrel  got away and the hawk sat on the fence for a few moments.

I was so proud that i didn't interrupt the lesson. I wrote down what I saw and told Ms. Wilson later. Another kids also saw it so we could indentify the hawk.

We told Mr. Gibbons about it later. I love watching what goes on outside our classroom windows!---Giddeon

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!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii)
1 Feeder 04/29/2019 - 9:00am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 04/24/2019 - 4:45pm Details

Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
1 Feeder 04/24/2019 - 9:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
3 Feeder 04/24/2019 - 9:45am Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
1 Feeder 04/23/2019 - 1:45pm Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
1 Feeder 04/23/2019 - 9:45am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
1 Ground 04/23/2019 - 9:30am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 04/19/2019 - 2:15pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 04/19/2019 - 2:15pm Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 04/19/2019 - 9:15am Details


Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.603
Longitude: -116.174