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

Friday- Busy Day!!

February 6, 2015 - 9:24am -- Mrs. Brunmeier

Today we have had a lot of activity. There have been many House Finches, but also Morning Doves! And we have had our first siting of Gold Finches yesterday, how exciting!

Foggy Day in Caldwell

February 4, 2015 - 9:27am -- Mrs. Brunmeier

It was a foggy boring day. Basically the only birds we have  been geting are house finches. It hasn't been very exciting lately only a few groups and birds here and there with a lot of house finches :(

 

Freddy & Veronica

Foggy Day in Caldwell

February 4, 2015 - 9:27am -- Mrs. Brunmeier

It was a foggy boring day. Basically the only birds we have  been geting are house finches. It hasn't been very exciting lately only a few groups and birds here and there with a lot of house finches :(

 

Freddy & Veronica

Guest Birds

November 21, 2014 - 2:25pm -- Mrs. Brunmeier

This month we had the pleasure of two guest birds along with their "handler"  Barb in our classroom.  She was a joy to listen too and we learned loads about the Birds of Prey Center and her two birds, Merlin and Little Hawk.  Having the live birds come in was a really fun way for all of us to learn about birds.  Barb even inspired a few of our peers to think about a career in ornithology.   Thank you Barb!!

Veronica & Christian

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What we've seen this school year

Observations

Species Count Disposition Date and Time Link

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
2 Flying 09/19/2017 - 12:30pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
13 Perched 09/19/2017 - 12:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
4 Perched 09/19/2017 - 12:30pm Details

Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
5 Feeder 09/19/2017 - 12:30pm Details

Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii)
2 Flying 09/19/2017 - 12:30pm Details

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
3 Perched 09/19/2017 - 12:30pm Details

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
5 Flying 09/18/2017 - 1:15pm Details

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
24 Flying 09/18/2017 - 1:15pm Details

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
11 Ground 09/18/2017 - 1:15pm Details

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
6 Flying 09/18/2017 - 1:15pm Details

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Jamie Brunmeier, Grade 8
Caldwell, Idaho USA

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