The Golden Eagle Audubon Society has several Christmas bird counts scheduled this month:
Sunday, Dec. 9, Family birding walk and kids Christmas bird count, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Hidden Lake Reserve at Maple Grove and Chinden Blvd., in Boise. Meet in lower parking lot. For information, contact Pam Conley, 869-0337.
Dec. 15, Boise Christmas Bird Count. Meet at 7 a.m. at Idaho Fish and Games Trophy Room, 600 S. Walnut St. in Boise. For information, contact RL Rowland, email@example.com, 336-9808.
Dec. 19, Garden Valley Christmas bird count. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Wild Bills Coffee Shop in downtown Crouch. For information, contact Spencer Walters, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Gary Worthington, email@example.com, 853-2599.
Dec. 22, Nampa Christmas Bird Count. Meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road in Nampa. For information, contact Denise Hughes and Cheryl Huizinga, 880-5687.
Dec. 29, Bruneau Christmas Bird Count. Meet at 7 a.m. at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management office, 3948 Development Ave. in Boise. For information, contact, Larry Ridenhour, 863-5596, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five Idaho authors will be signing books at a special Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association event, Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Boise Hotel & Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave. in Boise.
Its open to the public and runs from 2:30-4 p.m. The authors featured at the book-signing are:
Jo Deurbrouck, who just received a National Outdoor Book Award for her book, Anything Worth Doing.
Bob Volpert, owner of Idaho River Journeys, and Dick Linford, with ECHO, the Wilderness Company, authors of Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories.
Stan Potts, longtime big game outfitter, author of The Potts Factors This Olde House.
Richard Holm Jr., a commercial pilot, author of Bound for the Backcountry: A History of Idaho's Remote Airstrips.
Idaho Fish and Games December Wildlife Express has a feature on yellow perch and also recipes for cooking perch.
The recipes are fried yellow perch, yellow perch nuggets and baked butter herb perch fillets. Go to fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/media and then click on Wildlife Express.