ATTEND ONE OR ALL SESSIONS!
Bird books and binoculars are available to borrow.
No registration necessary.
~September 6 2017 CLASS: Fall Bird Migration
~October 4,2017 CLASS: Winter Bird Migration
~November 1,2017 CLASS: Supporting Wintering Backyard Birds
~December 6. 2017 CLASS: Idaho Bird Count!
~January 3, 2018 CLASS: Who's here Now?
~The instructor local ornithologist, Terry Riche, provides plentiful information and tips on birds in the Boise area and beyond! ~
September 6 Class: Come to learn about the fall migration of birds and the many challenges bird watchers face when trying to identify birds in their non-breeding plumage. Discover what species are going where and which routes they will take to get there on the migration process. Terry will also share information about conservation issues and what impacts and difficulties birds face while migrating in the travel routes.
October 4 Class: Where do our local species go as winter approaches? Discover winter ranges for Idaho species. Some birds are local migrants and others are long distance migrants. Learn about conservation issues and opportunities in Mexico, Central and South America.
November 1 Class: Learn how to strategies for supporting winter resident birds. November class is the session where you will get recommendations about the best bird seed and feeder choices for the birds in your backyard. Having difficulty figuring out who is who at the feeder? Terry will offer helpful identification tips to keep you in the know!.
December 6 Class Idaho Bird Counts: & January 3 Class Who Is Here Now? So how are bird populations doing? These session will provide information about bird population monitoring and population trends. Who collects data? How is data collected? Where is it kept? What does it tell us? How can you contribute? You'll learn about ways to participate in data collection events like the Christmas Bird Count, Big Backyard Bird Count, Breeding Bird Survey and eBird.
Keep in mind, the series of Foothills Bird Migration Classes compliment the "Bird Feeder Watch" event. An educational winter companion for homeowners belonging to Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association starting in October and running to April.