Lake Ridge Elementary

What's New

Action at the Feeders

September 29, 2016 - 9:21pm -- Laura Crawford

Today as my class was walking down the hall going to the library, a student shouted, "There are birds at the feeders, LOTS of them!" We had to go back to the doors to check out the action. A covey of quail was at the feeder. The students decided there were at least 30 birds. 

Lake Ridge Elementary's Bird feeders are filled and ready for the birds

September 21, 2016 - 8:57pm -- Laura Crawford

The students in Mrs. Crawford's class set up and filled the school's feeders today. We are eagerly waiting for the birds to arrive. Thank you sponsors for providing the feeders, seed, and other supplies for our school. As soon as students return their photo permission forms we will post pictures of the big day.

Feeding station at Lake Ridge is shutting down for the season

May 18, 2015 - 10:00pm -- Laura Crawford

Sadly, we are out of food for the birds. Since there are only 8 days left of school, we decided it is time to close down our feeding stations. It has been a great year and we are excited by all the birds we were able to observe. Thank you, Bird by Bird sponsors for our "big year"! Mrs. Crawford's fifth grade class

Field trip to Deer Flat Refuge visitor center

May 18, 2015 - 9:53pm -- Laura Crawford

The class became ornithologist for the day last Tuesday. We traveled by bus to the Deer Flat visitor center. There we met our facilitator, Kacey Kai, and we're able to observe osprey making a nest, watch other birds at the feeders and near the lake. We also studied water quality, checked terrestrial invertebrates by catching them with pitfall traps. Finally we looked at tracks and scat to identify possible prey items for birds of prey. Thank you Friends of Deer Flat for providing our buses.


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
5 Ground 01/04/2018 - 11:00am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
37 Feeder 12/14/2017 - 11:30am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Feeder 12/14/2017 - 11:30am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Perched 12/14/2017 - 11:30am Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
5 Perched 12/14/2017 - 11:30am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
10 Flying 12/14/2017 - 11:30am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
20 Ground 12/11/2017 - 11:30am Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
7 Ground 12/11/2017 - 11:30am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
4 Feeder 12/11/2017 - 11:30am Details

California Quail (Callipepla californica)
10 Ground 12/11/2017 - 11:30am Details


Laura Crawford, Grade 5
Nampa, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.5276
Longitude: -116.584


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