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


December 8, 2016 - 2:15pm -- Joni Brooks

We had a snowy bird watching trip today on the green belt!  Oh my goodness! We saw:BALD EAGLE!!, a hawk flying, Woodpeckers, Great Blue Herons,Ducks, a Belted Kingfisher, gold finches, crows, a beehive, an otter and two deer! A successful snowy bird trip!  

Birds of Prey

December 2, 2016 - 3:55pm -- Joni Brooks

Our entire 100 first graders had the great experience of visiting the Bird of Prey Center! The kids loved it! We've been having so much fun seeing the cute Gold finches at our feeders. Next week, we are scheduled to take a green belt bird walk with some birding grandparents!! I hope the weather holds,  but I'm sure the kids would love to bird watch in the snow! 

American Gold Finches!

November 15, 2016 - 4:11pm -- Joni Brooks

We have gold finches!  The kids were so excited to see the darling little birds at our feeders.  I was SO excited because they knew what it was the minute they saw it!  Hooray for birds!


One Bird!

November 14, 2016 - 3:59pm -- Joni Brooks

Finally, we saw one Rock Pigeon... but that is all.  We are going to Birds of Prey trip on December 1st and we are looking forward to seeing some birds!  Mr. Larry brought a Great Horned Owl and a Burrowing Owl for us to see.  These 1st graders are enjoying birding at their own houses. They are learning about birds and hoping we can get some good tips about better placements for our feeders!  We are looking forward to scheduling some Greenbelt walks if the weather holds!! 


What we've seen this school year


Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 04/26/2018 - 10:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
3 Flying 04/26/2018 - 10:15am Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
2 Ground 04/25/2018 - 10:15am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 04/25/2018 - 10:15am Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Ground 04/25/2018 - 10:15am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Flying 04/24/2018 - 10:15am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
2 Ground 04/23/2018 - 10:15am Details

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
1 Feeder 04/23/2018 - 10:15am Details

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
2 Ground 04/20/2018 - 10:15am Details

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
1 Ground 04/18/2018 - 10:15am Details


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


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