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International Migratory Bird Day

May 11, 2015 - 9:56am -- kgnojewski

Over the past couple of weeks. a group of students put together a presentation about International Migratory Bird Day that they shared will all of the 6th and 7th graders.  Each student focused on a different species, in addition to providing some basic information about migratory birds.  I was so proud of the initiative students took to make this happen.  They also hosted a school wide migratory bird art contest.  The students are hoping to expand the festivities next year to provide more opportunities for students across the school to learn about the wonders of migratory birds.  

We are excited to head out later this week in search of screech owls with Matt Stuber.  Hopefully some owlets will still be in their boxes.  Outside the classroom window we have been seeing song sparrows, black-billed magpies, mallards, house finches, black capped chickadees and gold finches.  


Black Capped Chickadees

April 7, 2015 - 1:04pm -- kgnojewski

From sixth grader Laura at Sage International School

In the North End, Boise , there is a nest of black capped chickadees. They appear many times in the mornings and afternoons and continuely make tapping noises inside my bird box, and at the feeder one of them taps at its feet instead of eating. The chickadees have been staying there for about two or three weeks since the end of March. The bird box that they are nesting in is sort of close to the ground, so much that sometimes I worry about cats catching them. Occasionally they will eat out of my feeder which holds Niger Seed.



Spring Break Observations

March 30, 2015 - 1:03pm -- kgnojewski

Over spring break, my Friend and I went to Pine, Idaho and saw...Red-winged Blackbird, spotted towhee, green tailed towhee,sandhill cranes,turkey vulture, and bald eagles.

Dane and Clay


Feels Like Spring

February 20, 2015 - 2:37pm -- kgnojewski

Wow!  A lot has been going on with our young birders at Sage.  Two weeks ago, Monte and Slim visited our lunchtime group.  The students were transfixed by watching "Slim" as Monte spoke.  We are so grateful to have generous individuals like Monte willing to donate time to education.  Another generous individual from the Boise State Raptor Biology program, Rob Spaul visited this Tuesday to talk about the streaked horned lark.  Students learned about how subspecies form when a population becomes isolated.  

The birds outside the window have been very active.  What seems to be a pair of song sparrows has set up shop in the junipers just across the glass.  Lately quite a bit of singing has been heard.  In addition, a pair of morning doves has been sitting side-by-side on a branch just outside the window.  We continue to see dark-eyed juncos, black-capped chickadee, American goldfinch, house finch, pine siskins and lesser goldfinch.




Kristin Gnojewski, Grade 8
Boise, Idaho USA
Latitude: 43.6126
Longitude: -116.209


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