Adams Elementary

What's New

Curlew Name Contest

March 15, 2016 - 10:20am -- Raptors

Our class is participating the Curlew Naming Contest sponsored by Intermountain Bird Observatory.

Ms. Ware came to our class and told us about tracking these amazing birds. We fell for these curious creatures immediately!

Our names are from our study of Idaho Symbols. We chose "Syringa" (our state Flower) for the female and "Star Garnet" (our state gem)

for the male. Wish us luck!

Merlin Visits!

January 8, 2016 - 3:14pm -- Raptors

Today Mrs. Forderhase brought one of her feathered friends to visit our class.

Merlin is a Great Horned Owl. He was found after being hit by a car (or so we think). He has a damaged right wind.

He was a bit cranky today. We knew that because his "horned feathers" were folded back and he also was hissing. His talons were enormous!

We finished our visit by creating our own "Bird Feet" that we can wear!

Thanks for visiting always, Mrs. F and especially for bringing your friend, Merlin!

Intermountain Bird Observatory--River site

October 23, 2015 - 1:31pm -- Raptors

On Thursday Oct. 8 our class had a fun field trip!

We went to the river site for the Intermountain Bird Observatory to observe and band birds.

The students identified and banned: 2 Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, several Yellow Rumped Warblers, 2 Black-Capped Chickadees,

a House Finch and a Mountain Chickadee.

We learned a lot about birds that migrate through Idaho as well as the birds that make their home in Idaho year round.

Our thanks to Heidi and all her wonderful volunteers for making this a memorable experience!


Bird Technicians

October 5, 2015 - 2:44pm -- Raptors

With our new year, we have new students to apply to become "Bird Technicians".

We had more that 3/4 of our class apply and ALL will have the position.

Lila's application stated:

"I love animals and I love to be with them. I think I would be good at this job because I'm good with animals

and I can be quiet andrespectful when I'm around birds. I would love to have this job because it seems

like fun! PLEASE accept this application."    Lila---YOU'RE HIRED!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Bath 09/26/2017 - 10:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 09/08/2017 - 11:30pm Details

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)
5 Feeder 03/16/2017 - 1:45pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Flying 02/07/2017 - 2:00pm Details

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
1 Flying 02/07/2017 - 2:00pm Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
1 Feeder 02/07/2017 - 2:00pm Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
1 Perched 05/12/2016 - 10:30am Details

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
1 Flying 05/12/2016 - 10:30am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
3 Flying 05/12/2016 - 10:30am Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
3 Ground 05/12/2016 - 10:30am Details


Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA


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