Highlands Elementary

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Passenger Pigeon Origami

October 22, 2014 - 2:52pm -- lizurban


It was great to meet this year's Highlands 6th great class during our first Bird by Bird visit.  Dane Stevens, from Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, and I introduced the program and covered the 25 bird species the students are most likely to see at school.  I was very impressed that the class already had a great grasp of many of the birds!  I know this will be a great year!

To add a little fun to the first visit, I also introduced the Passenger Pigeon Origami Project by Fold the Flock to the class.  This fun art project is a great way to bring awareness of the Passenger Pigeon species to kids and adults alike.  The Passenger Pigeon, thought to once have been the most populous bird species on the planet, went extinct 100 years ago.  To commemorate the loss of this species the project asks people to fold origami pigeons to recreate the massive flocks that once blotted out the sun as they passed.  Looking today, over 1,004,000 have been contributed and Highlands contributed about 50 of those.  Thanks for participating!

Check out http://foldtheflock.org for more information or to download the free oragami template and add to the flock.


Liz Urban, Golden Eagle Audubon Society




What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
4 Feeder 11/10/2017 - 3:00am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
2 Feeder 11/10/2017 - 3:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
4 Perched 11/10/2017 - 3:00am Details

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
4 Feeder 11/09/2017 - 10:45am Details

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla)
5 Feeder 11/09/2017 - 10:45am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
5 Flying 11/07/2017 - 3:00pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
4 Feeder 11/07/2017 - 3:00pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Ground 11/07/2017 - 3:00pm Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
1 Perched 11/07/2017 - 3:00pm Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
11 Perched 11/01/2017 - 11:30am Details


Sid Franz, Grade 6
Boise, Idaho USA


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