Adams Elementary

What's New

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!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
1 Perched 05/10/2016 - 12:30pm Details

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

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
7 Perched 05/10/2016 - 8:15am Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
1 Flying 05/10/2016 - 8:15am Details

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
2 Perched 05/05/2016 - 9:30am Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
2 Ground 05/05/2016 - 9:30am Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
1 Flying 05/05/2016 - 9:30am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
4 Flying 05/04/2016 - 8:30am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Flying 05/02/2016 - 12:15pm Details

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
1 Flying 05/02/2016 - 10:45am Details


Maggie Wilson, Grade 4
Boise, Idaho USA


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