Adams Elementary

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Bird Walk

April 10, 2015 - 3:38pm -- Raptors

    We had a pleasant walk along the river today!  Mrs. Forderhase joined us as we walked from

    our school to the MK Nature Center.  Along the way we heard Song Sparrows in the wild rose bushes.

    As we approached the river, the air was full of song! The ponds behind our school had several Red-Winged Blackbirds

    marking their territory and perhaps showing-off a little for the females.

Along the river's edge we observed male Mallards and a Coot.  Of course, there were Canada Geese!  A pair appeared along

the banks of the river, so we gave them plenty of room as we passed-by.

    A pair of Wooducks were nesting on a man-made platform set up in the pond of the Nature Center. We needed to get back to school and on our

   way back one of our teams observed a pair of Northern Flickers flying up river.

We were welcomed back to school by the Red-Tailed Hawk who has a nest in a tree across the street from our school.

                                                                        What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful Spring day!

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.


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 04/15/2019 - 10:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Bath 04/15/2019 - 10:45am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/15/2019 - 10:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 04/15/2019 - 9:15am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
3 Ground 04/15/2019 - 9:15am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 04/15/2019 - 9:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
4 Feeder 04/15/2019 - 9:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 04/11/2019 - 2:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Ground 04/11/2019 - 2:30pm Details

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
2 Perched 04/11/2019 - 2:30pm Details


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


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