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.  


Idaho Falls Area Birds
A little book you won't want to miss!

Now in print!  The PERFECT stocking stuffer!  $10 Available at Barnes and Noble, the Zoo, the Museums, and other Idaho Falls City outlets.  Also available at the Willowtree Gallery.   And available directly from us at our meetings.  Or ask any of our Board members, Linda, Mark, Kit, Carolyn, Don or Sue, or Steve.  We are very proud of our little book!  We are indebted to the City of Idaho Falls for its generous support and assistance in helping us create a pocket size spiral bound bird book Idaho Falls Area Birds intended to introduce visitors and interested residents to our local wealth of birds.  All 112 spectacular photographs were generously provided by local photographers, and we crafted the original text.  You won't be disappointed!

Peregrine Falcon Webcam

The new camera was installed November 12.  We have a new server that is much quicker and more stable than the original.  The system works great!  We have a great image, and it has a zoom function that will allow us to focus on things of interest and avoid sun glare in the afternoon.  AND it has a cool microphone!  Well, you'll have to wait for spring.  We're off line, and soon we will be putting the system to bed for a long winter's nap.  But check back mid March.  Be the first to see the falcon back from vacation in Mexico.

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This month's Program


Rare Birds and Millions of Butterflies, with Jake and Blair Briggs.  Thursday, January 17, 2019.  For our first meeting of the 2019 season, Jake and Blair, members of Snake River Audubon and seasoned birders will share with us their experiences of a few years back on two visits to far northern Alaska: to Utqiagvik (used to be called "Barrow") on the north coast of Alaska, and a year later to Nome.  This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand about a part of the world seldom seen by anyone let alone two bird guys.  


Field Trips


We plan to do our ski trip to count eagles for the Annual Nationwide Eagle Count this Weekend, Saturday, January 5, 2019.  We'll meet 9 AM at the TroutHunter on the left in Last Chance (the next community once you pass Harriman State Park and cross the Henry's Fork).   Click here to contact us if you are interested: Snake River Audubon.  Come prepared for some easy track skiing, cold conditions, beautiful scenery, and winter bald eagles.


Christmas counts are done for 2018.  We're looking forward to snow birds and spring.  Copies of bird lists from the Idaho Falls and Howe counts are available to view or download from the Birding Resources  page.  Also check out Bill Schiess's article online at the East Idaho News.  Great!




Click here to go to our Birding Resources page where you can download a copy of our Current Newsletter which contains additional information about birds and our activities.



MESSAGES FROM SNAKE RIVER AUDUBON



Check out our Birding Resources page.  We periodically add links to items of interest to bird enthusiasts, and the latest newsletter is available there to view or download early in each month.  


Help keep Snake River Audubon going whenever you go shopping at Fred Meyer!

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Snake River Audubon Society at Fred Meyer Community Rewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91179.

  •   Then every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping our chapter earn a donation.

  •   You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Re-bates. 





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