Riverside Elementary

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April Birds!

April 30, 2018 - 4:46pm -- Joni Brooks

Students are so excited to bird watch at home!  They are coming to school and diving right into their bird books to identify a bird they have spotted on the way to school.  Parents are having play dates with their kids and taking them on bird walks as one of the play time activities!  So awesome to see the kids and parents embrace this program!

March Bird Walk!!

April 1, 2018 - 6:48pm -- Joni Brooks

Riverside first graders went on a greenbelt bird walk Friday before spring break! They wanted to check on the Great Blue Heron nests! We also saw Northern Flickers and were able to identify Red Winged Blackbirds by sound. Students were excited to see a pair of ducks, which they couldn’t identify. We looked at them with our binoculars and took a picture with our minds! When we got back we looked in our Idaho Field Guides and discovered that we had seen a male and female Common Merganser! Such a fun little


Birds of Prey Center!

February 28, 2018 - 4:22pm -- Joni Brooks

1st graders at Riverside Elementary had a fantastic time learning about California Condors and Peregrine Falcons.   Students were so excited to see both of these birds when visiting the Birds of Prey Center this month.  We also had a special treat when Ms. Deniz came to help up dissect Owl Pellets!  The kids LOVED this activity.  We have been more consistent with recording our daily feeder observations and continue to love to learn about birds!


Great Blue Herons!

January 25, 2018 - 2:32pm -- Joni Brooks

Riverside 1st graders took a bird walk on the greenbelt today!  They were very excited to see the Great Blue Heron Nests!  The herons were flying to and from the river, and you could see them nesting!  Very fun!  We have been working on learning different heights of birds and measuring them with base ten blocks!  We love birding!


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
3 Feeder 09/16/2019 - 2:15pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Feeder 09/12/2019 - 2:30pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 05/27/2019 - 7:15pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 11/01/2018 - 3:30pm Details

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
1 Ground 11/01/2018 - 3:30pm Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Feeder 09/24/2018 - 3:45pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Feeder 09/24/2018 - 3:45pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
2 Bath 05/31/2018 - 10:30am Details

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
1 Feeder 05/31/2018 - 10:30am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
1 Feeder 05/30/2018 - 12:15pm Details


Joni Brooks, Grade 1
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.5755
Longitude: -116.158


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