Thomas Jefferson Charter School

"The Bird by the Bird program brings the outside world inside the walls of a classroom. It has made my students think about and show concern for their environment. My students love the fact that they can now identify different types of birds in Idaho.

Here are some comments by this year’s students:

  • The bird by bird program is interesting. I have learned many new things. I can identify all sorts of birds now. I have learned the difference between raptors and songbirds. I have learned many new useful facts. -Brayden
  • So far, the experience has showed me the value of learning about birds. I learned they are a one-of-a kind creature, and I hope I get to work with them through out the school year. This experience was extremely inspiring to me. –Caden
  • It is fun to learn about birds because of their unique lifestyle. I really appreciate their magnificent body structure and feeding habits. I have learned that birds will do anything to eat and are smart about finding their prey. I really find it an enjoyable, educational project. -Alex
  • So far, I have learned that birds are one-of-a-kind creatures. They are the only creatures capable of flight besides bats. For the project that we were assigned I and a friend are going to record the birds in the spring that migrate back to Idaho. -Preston
  • I have learned about how different birds migrating during different seasons and what types staying in cold places. This has helped us to learn more about the animals we see around us everyday. It's interesting to see the different types of birds and when they come. –Katie
  • What I like about the bird by bird through bird projects is that it is fun. And that it helps all of the other scientists out in the world by us doing this. It feels good to help the environment. -Tagen"

Jamie Brunmeier,
8th grade teacher

What's New

TJCS up and birding

September 1, 2017 - 1:00pm -- Mrs. Brunmeier

Starting the B3 program today in class- expect postings each Friday :)

Snowy Day Observations

February 27, 2017 - 2:45pm -- Mrs. Brunmeier

Today we saw a dead bird on the ground. Maybe that's why there were so few birds around. It started snowing on and off throughout our bird-watching session.

Snowy Day Observations

January 18, 2017 - 2:38pm -- Mrs. Brunmeier

On January 18,2017, it was snowing. It was around 30 degrees. We recorded a covey of quail at the yellow feeder. We also record several mourning doves. There were 16 house finch. We also saw 1 hawk flying around.

Busy day for birding!

December 23, 2016 - 2:39pm -- Mrs. Brunmeier

Today  the birds where very agressive. They where fighting over the food. It was snowing nonstop and it is still snowing. They will leave and come back almost instantly. They where all in clusters so they could keep warm. They are always on the move and won't stay in one spot for a long time. 

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
10 Flying 11/14/2017 - 12:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
3 Flying 11/13/2017 - 12:45pm Details

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
38 Feeder 11/10/2017 - 12:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
35 Perched 11/09/2017 - 1:00pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Feeder 11/09/2017 - 1:00pm Details

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
1 Ground 11/06/2017 - 12:30pm Details

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
20 Flying 11/06/2017 - 12:30pm Details

Black Rosy-finch (Leucosticte atrata)
70 Flying 11/06/2017 - 12:30pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
3 Feeder 11/01/2017 - 12:15pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
1 Flying 10/10/2017 - 12:15pm Details

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Jamie Brunmeier, Grade 8
Caldwell, Idaho USA

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