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Welcome to Our Chapter!


The Snake River Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and serves members in the Upper Snake River Valley of Eastern Idaho.  Please join us for our Monthly Meetings, which are held at the Idaho Falls Public Library on the third Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. from September through April (except December).  Newsletters are published monthly except for July, August, and December.  During summer months, and throughout the year, we offer a variety of bird walks, field trips, and camping trips. 

This month's program

Bill Schiess with Seven Owl Species in one Day: Thursday, April 16, 7:15 PM at the Idaho Falls Public Library.  Bill is our go-to guy for sage and sharp-tail grouse and for owls, with always great photos and a great eye for unusual individuals and for seldom seen bird behavior that makes for memorable stories.  Join us for an evening with the owls.


Chapter Field Trips

Saturday April 18, 9 AM. Our semi-annual roadside clean-up at Market Lake.  Meet at the East Springs Marsh parking lot at 9 AM. (To get there: go across the train tracks leaving Roberts toward Menan, take the first left, just across the tracks, and go straight north about 5 miles to where the road turns to gravel.  Go another 1/2 mile and the parking lot is on the left. You'll see us there.)  Dress for any kind of weather, bring a trash bag, gloves, hat, and your binoculars.  We'll look for spring migrants afterward and then grab lunch at the truck stop cafe in town.

Other Activities

Dubois Grouse Days will take place April 11 this year.  If you have never seen sage grouse dancing, this is the opportunity of your life.  Sage grouse are our North American equivalent of birds of paradise.  Grouse Days provides guided transportation to known sage grouse dance grounds, and facilities for easy observation and photography.  For details visit the website Dubois Grouse Days, or contact Jeff Liday.  We have also posted this year's Grouse Days brochure on our Birding Resources page in a file that you can open for viewing or download.  And their faceBook page is at Dubois Grouse Days on fBook.

We will be celebrating Earth Day at the Tautphus Park Zoo Saturday, April 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Snake River Audubon will have a table near the Penguin Pond.  Stop by for a visit and walk around the biggest small town zoo.

International Migratory Bird Day 2015.  The theme this year is a great one: "Restore the Habitat, Restore the Birds."  We will celebrate the event Saturday, Saturday, May 16.  Ducks Unlimited has been generous enough once gain to offer use of their Roberts, ID facility.  We'll have activities for kids and adults, several walking and floating tours, another presentation by the Teton Raptor Center, a free lunch (as long as it lasts!), and more.  Check back in a few weeks for details.

If you are passionate about birds and want to be part of the action, come join us at our Monthly Board Meetings, usually the first Thursday evening of each month.  If you're interested let us know at email to Snake River Audubon, we'll send you details.


MESSAGES FROM SNAKE RIVER AUDUBON

Here is a link to an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum titled "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art".  Click on, "View the online gallery" to take a virtual tour.  Truly excellent.


Birds in Art at the Smithsonian Museum.





Black-capped Chickadee

Our Face Master puts up some great photos.

Check it out!


 



Black-capped Chickadee
(allaboutbirds.org)