Adams Elementary

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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!

That's just Ducky!

May 8, 2015 - 3:08pm -- Raptors

                For the last week we have had a pair of Mallard Ducks, male and female, hanging out below our feeders.

                      They have become more accustomed to kids walking past on their way to the cafeteria.

                               We are guessing that they have a clutch nearby, but we have not found it, yet.

                    The students are excited to know that soon we may have a whole family of ducks to observe!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
6 Feeder 04/16/2019 - 9:45pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Ground 04/16/2019 - 9:45pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Feeder 04/16/2019 - 2:15pm Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
1 Feeder 04/16/2019 - 8:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/16/2019 - 8:15am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
2 Flying 04/16/2019 - 8:15am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 04/16/2019 - 8:15am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
1 Flying 04/15/2019 - 2:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
5 Ground 04/15/2019 - 2:30pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/15/2019 - 1:45pm Details


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


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