Adams Elementary

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Spring Bird Walk

April 14, 2016 - 4:32pm -- Raptors

Our school is located next to the beautiful Boise River and today we took advantage of this great location to look for birds.

With the help of Mrs. Forderhase and other volunteers, we walked to a marshland that is situated behind the Natatorium. There we observed

Red-Winged Blackbirds who were establishing their territory by flying from reed to reed announcing to females that their's was the best home choice.

There were also Mallards and some Mourning Doves.  Then we walked closer to the river, but the water is so high and moving so fast, that there not

many waterfowl to be seen. We did spy some more Mallards on the shoreline and one group spotted a Downy Woodpecker in a Cottonwood tree.

As we walked back to school by the golf course, one group of students counted 23 Canada Geese feeding. Song Sparrows could also be heard (but not seen) in 

a tangle of wild roses.  In about an hour's time, our class saw approximately 140 birds!



Bird Feeders for everyone!

April 7, 2016 - 4:40pm -- Raptors

Julie Steele from Wild Birds Unlimited donated bird feeders and seed for each member of our class!

Thanks so much for the generous contribution. We can't wait to see what birds come to visit at our homes.

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!


What we've seen this school year


Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA


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