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November and Early December Observations

December 9, 2017 - 6:47am -- Kris Stone

Council high students spent a couple of days observing bids at the feeder and on the Weiser River Trail in November. However, due to weather and observing late in the  afternoon, few birds were seen. The first observation in December was more productive. Students observed several species: American goldfinch, black-capped chickadees, house sparrows, northern flicker, and a rough-legged hawk!

September/October Observations

October 31, 2017 - 10:49am -- Kris Stone

Council 7th and 8th graders have continued to observe birds on Thursdays most weeks during September and October at both the feeders and along the Weiser River Trail.  Students did not observe Weeks 4 & 5 because their facilitator was gone. Week 6, students observed six American Goldfinches. The  day was cold and windy.  Week 7, students indentured California Quail and American Goldfinches and the weather was sunny and warm. Week 7 (last week), students identified 5 different species: American Goldfinches, American crows, black- capped chickadees, California Quail, and dark-eyed juncos and it was another sunny and warm day!

Bird Observations Week 3

September 14, 2017 - 5:36pm -- Kris Stone

Ten students observed birds today in the Community Garden at two separate times (3:05-3:20 and 3:25-3:40).  Students observed and identified 3 species: American Goldfinch, California quail, and Black-capped Chickadees.  Here are some of the students’ comments today:  

  • I thought that it was interesting that some American Goldfinches stayed at the feeders, even though we were close.”

  • What I found interesting was how many birds there were.

  • They were pretty.

  • I found it interesting that the birds are out in the wind instead of the trees.

  • I found out they travel in packs.

  • American Goldfinch ate of the feeder and the quail ate off the ground.

  • I like how they go in groups.”

Thursday Birding Week 2

September 7, 2017 - 4:14pm -- Kris Stone

The seventh grade "Exploring Science" students made three 15 minute observations today at the bird feeders! Each group observed and identified American Goldfinches and California Quail. One group recorded 11 goldfinches at the feeders at one time. In class, each student has select a local bird to learn about and present that information to their classmates! Until next week, happy birding:)

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