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Idaho Power Protecting Raptors

January 24, 2017 - 4:30pm -- Raptors

Today we had a guest visit our classroom. Russ Weedon from Idaho Power shared  how dangerous

power lines and transformers can be to Birds of Prey. He told us about working with Raptor Biologist,

Morley Nelson to design special platforms that Osprey, Perigines and Eagles can use safely to build their nests.

The platforms protect the birds from coming in contact with electrical lines (that were electrocuting birds at an

alarming rate). Idaho had the first Bird Protection program like this in the United States.

Just another reason to be proud to live in Idaho!

The Great Migration Challenge

November 14, 2016 - 3:57pm -- Raptors

On Thursday, Miss Forderhaus came to class to teach us about migration of birds.

It's amazing what long distances some birds travel on their migratory routes! After that discussion, students participated in a game

that replicates some of the obstacles that birds might encounter on their journeys. Only about 50% of students (birds) were able to make the

complete migration.  Some ran into power lines, eaten by cats and other predators, or flew into a window. We really learned how difficult

migration can be for birds!

Intermountain Bird Observatory River Site

October 14, 2016 - 1:13pm -- Raptors

We had a great visit to the Intermountain Bird Observatory River site on September 22.

Students observed several different species that had been intecepted by the staff in nets that were set up near the river.

There were several Ruby Crowned Kinglets, a male and female Orange Crowned Warbler and a few House Finches.

What a wonderful opportunity and so close to our school!

Hyatt Wetlands

May 26, 2016 - 4:10pm -- Raptors

We had a wonderful visit to Hyatt Wetlands to observe different  species of wetland birds.

Our group was joined by Mrs. Forderhase and volunteers from the Audubon Society. Our teams counted over 250 birds, 

and identified 26 different species. Some of the birds included: Ring-necked ducks, Ruddy Ducks and Pied-billed Grebes.

We were excited to see a nesting Osprey and a Great Blue Heron. What a fun morning!


What we've seen this school year


Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA


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