Thursday, Oct. 8
Southwestern Idaho Birders Association: 7 p.m. at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Research biologists Karen Steenhof and Rob Spaul will be presenting a program on how off highway and recreational disturbances have affected the nesting populations of Golden Eagles in our area.
Saturday, Oct. 10
The Big Sit: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, 5301 N. Maple Grove Road, Boise. Count all the bird species you see and/or hear within a 17-foot diameter circle. Local avid birders will be on site to share their knowledge and experience about identifying birds and bird behavior. Extra binoculars and spotting scopes will be available. Robert Mortensen, 794-7906 or BirdingIsFun@gmail.com.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Family Birding Walk: 9 to 11 a.m. at Hulls Gulch Foothills Learning Center parking lot, 3001 N. Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Alex Takasugi, 484-9132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 16
Bird Banding with the Idaho Bird Observatory: Sunrise to 5 hours after sunrise at the Boise River site (from Warm Springs Avenue drive straight across the T with Idaho 21 onto a gravel access road that leads to the Greenbelt, park in widened parking area, follow sign to banding station). Heidi Ware, HeidiWare@boisestate.edu.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Birding Field Trip: Bogus Basin with Terry Rich: Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Highlands Elementary, 3434 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Alex Takasugi, 484-9132 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol: Meet at 9 a.m. in the Greenbelt parking lot behind the Tavern at Bown Crossing (near east end of ParkCenter Boulevard). Alex Takasugi, 484-9132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geology of Islands and Archipelagos: 1 to 2 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Geologist Terry Maley will discuss the origin and evolution of oceanic islands and archipelagos, including the coral islands. Free to museum members, $5 nonmembers. idahomuseum.org.
Saturday, Oct. 31
Field Trip: C.J. Strike East: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the BLM office, 3948 Development Ave., Boise. Alex Takasugi, 484-9132 or email@example.com.
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