Grace Jordan Elementary

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Where have all the birds gone?

April 7, 2017 - 7:55am -- ianneely

Ever since coming back from Spring Break we have not seen very many birds at Grace jordan.  Our feeders are full and we've been watching each recess, but with no luck.  The students have hypothesized that the birds have been scared off due to the stinky trees nearby.  These Bradford Pear Trees do have a strong odor.  The squirrels have not been scared off though, they've been  trying to jump from the Bradford Pear Trees to the feeders.  They've had more luck with the ground feeder though.  We will keep watching vigilantly and awaiting the return of our beloved finches and sparrows.  

Report by Marissa and Ryhanna

March 24, 2017 - 1:05pm -- ianneely

Yesterday Mrs. Coffman taught us the different types of bird nests.  There are many types of nests, such as cup, cavity, man-made, burrow, and many more.  We also made bird feeders and ot bird seed to take home.  The next time Mrs. Coffman comes we will tell her about the birds we will see and she wil even bring a special guest.  We can't wait to see who it is!

February Mourning Doves

March 2, 2017 - 8:25am -- ianneely

February was the month of the Mourning Dove for Grace Jordan.  We were able to see so many of these beautiful birds at the ground feeder this month.  Even when the ground was still covered in snow they would visit our school.  Students were amazed that they seemed completely unfazed by the squirrels who would sit right in the ground feeder as they searched for seeds nearby.  We hope to see more Mourning Doves in the future, they are a calm and peaceful bird to watch.

Mr. Ridenhour's Visit

January 27, 2017 - 4:48pm -- ianneely

This week Mr. Ridenhour came to our school and taught us about different places we can see birds.  He showed us his amazing collection of photos of birds he has found in his own backyard.  He has seen over 60 different species of birds!  Then he showed us how to make and use binoculars from toilet paper rolls and duct tape.  We practiced bringing the binoculars up to our eyes so that we can focus on birds.  It was a lot of fun!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Perched 03/07/2019 - 2:45pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Feeder 03/07/2019 - 2:45pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 03/07/2019 - 11:00am Details

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)
6 Feeder 03/07/2019 - 11:00am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Feeder 03/07/2019 - 11:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 03/07/2019 - 11:00am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
4 Ground 03/06/2019 - 2:15pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
6 Feeder 03/06/2019 - 2:15pm Details

Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus)
2 Ground 03/06/2019 - 11:45am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
6 Feeder 03/06/2019 - 11:45am Details


Ian Neely, Grade 6
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.5927
Longitude: -116.262


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