Riverside Elementary

This year will be so much fun to learn about birds!  First graders are wonderful birders and I'm looking forward to some great birding adventures!

What's New

Bird Banding!

September 15, 2017 - 8:08am -- Joni Brooks

RIverside 1st graders had a great time bird banding!  We caught: 2 white crowned sparrows, 1 warbling vireo, and 1 yellow warbler.  The kids were very excited and this field trip really "kick started" our birding! Only one wasp sting, one lost water bottle, one fall, 42 goat heads removed, 4 birds banded, 21 happy first graders, and one tired teacher!  Thanks Ms. Heidi for the great experience!


Riverside has been up and birding!!

September 2, 2017 - 7:48pm -- Joni Brooks

The 1st graders are so exctied to learn more about birds.  We've only seen on female Mallard at our ground feeder and a squirrel draining seed feeder!  We will soon go on our first field trip to band some birds.  We took our pretest and we are now learning what exactly is a bird??  We will start our interactive bird notebooks on Tuesday.  Looking forward to another great year of birding with kids!

Kathryn Albertson's Field Trip

May 17, 2017 - 2:10pm -- Joni Brooks

Brrrr! It was cold, but the rain held off!  We saw more than 15 different types of birds and learned some new bird facts from Ms. Ware!  We played Migration games, made our name out of nature, and played Birdie Bingo.  We are graphing the birds we saw and each learned something new today!  Great day for birding!

Bird Walk!

March 2, 2017 - 9:50am -- Joni Brooks

We recently had a fun bird walk in the greenbelt!  We saw a Belted Kingfisher and observed him for sometime.  We think we know his favorite tree!  We saw Mute Swans in a pond, gold finches, Canada Geese, and mallard ducks.  The students are now working on bird reports and excited for spring birding!  I hope the greenbelt doesn't flood so we can still take our monthly bird walk!



What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 05/03/2018 - 10:30am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
2 Flying 05/03/2018 - 10:30am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
1 Feeder 05/03/2018 - 10:30am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 05/02/2018 - 10:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Flying 05/02/2018 - 10:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
2 Flying 05/02/2018 - 10:15am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
2 Feeder 05/01/2018 - 10:15am Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Feeder 05/01/2018 - 10:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 05/01/2018 - 10:15am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
1 Ground 04/30/2018 - 10:15am Details


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


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