Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring and International Migratory Bird Day

Spring songbird banding will begin April 15th at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. This is the 2nd year IBO is conducting migratory songbird banding at Camas. Please feel free to visit Jay and the crew--the banding station will be open daily (weather depending) from sunrise to 5 hours past sunrise. Monitoring will take place April 15th-June 15th.

On Saturday, May 12th, at the MK Nature Center in Boise, IBO will be participating in International Migratory Bird Day with conducting bird banding demonstrations. Join the international celebration of migratory birds with a day full of bird-related activities. This family-oriented event features bird walks, spotting scopes, banding demonstrations, live bird presentations, and kids' activities. Biologists from Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Bird Observatory, Forest Service, and Golden Eagle Audubon Society will be on hand to answer questions and provide bird watching opportunities. This year's theme is "Birds in a Changing Climate." Find out about the effects of warming on birds and learn what we can do to reduce our impact. FREE! 10am-4pm.

Happy spring!
Mission: to contribute to the conservation of western migratory landbirds through cooperative research and public education