Hello and welcome to the Idaho Bird Observatory's blog site! While IBO's webpage is being updated this blog will serve to inform you of the migration happenings, events, and activities that are currently taking place and those planned during the next upcoming months.
Jay and I will be updating this site as frequently as we can. We would like to highlight each day's captures, highlights and even share with you some pictures.
Fall migration is currently in full swing at both Lucky Peak and Camas NWR. Please come and visit before the season slips away.
Songbird banding will continue until October 15th from sunrise to 5 hours after sunrise both at Lucky Peak and Camas NWR. At Lucky Peak, hawkwatch and raptor trapping will run through the end of October (late morning-late afternoon). Owl banding started 2 nights ago and continues also through the end of October. The nets will open at sunset and banding will run through each night until dawn. Any visitors interested in owls should plan to arrive at Lucky Peak before dark. For all activites if the weather is unfavorable (rain, sleet, etc), banding operations will be suspended.
We look forward to seeing you this fall!
IBO Education Director