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Bird Courtship for Valentines Day!

February 13, 2015 - 4:36pm -- Raptors

      Ms. Forderhase came to see us and presented a very fun lesson about courtship behaviors of different bird species.

      We learned that male birds sometimes act as silly as humans when they are looking for a mate.

Females need to make good decisions so that they are sure that they will be cared for and that their babies will have good homes and plenty of food

to eat!  Some birds have funny-looking sacks on their throat that they blow up to attract a mate.  It may look silly to us, but the females birds think 

they are hot! I think our boys would have a lot of luck attracting a mate this way!

Bird Banding Under the Bridge!

October 15, 2014 - 11:43am -- Raptors

                             Our class had the opportunity to join Heidi and Jay who are with the

  Intermountain Bird Observatory at a site near the Hwy. 21 Bridge to observe and intercept some birds.

Our new biologist friends were as excited as we were! This is a new site to mist-net migrating birds and it looks to be

                    an excellent area to help determine which species are traveling on this route. 

Students helped to identify several Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Dark-eyed Juncos and a very rare White-crowned Sparrow.

                           Thanks to Ms. Forderhase for joining us and providing her expertise!

Bird Banding

October 15, 2014 - 11:35am -- Barb Forderhase

Adams BBB got to go bird banding with the Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) last Thursday along the Boise River near the Hwy 21 bridge.   IBO set up mist nets and caught a number of birds.   The students enjoyed getting up close to a number of different song birds and watching the bird banding process.

Bird Technician Positions

September 17, 2014 - 6:02pm -- Raptors

Today many students in our class took home an application for "Bird Technicians".

Those qualified applicants will begin working next week.  They will be responsible for feeding and watering our neighborhood birds.

They will also be identifying and counting the birds that visit our feeders. I can't wait to see who will qualify for these positions!

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Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA

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