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Welcome to Our Chapter!

Last update February 9, 2016

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.  Let us know if you have things to donate and need someone to pick them up.  Contact

Announcement!


The
Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge still looking for financial help to place a networked camera on the historic Peregrine Falcon nesting platform that is a few miles from Headquarters at the refuge.  For details click here: (Camas NWR Peregrines WebCam) and navigate to the WebCam Project page.  Equipment installation was completed last November.  We will turn the camera back on as soon as we start to see snow geese and ducks returning.  We'll go live when we have birds back on the tower.  Meanwhile, if you have extra cash we can use some of it for recurring expenses like internet access and streaming costs.  Feel free to chip in!

This month's program

Member's Night.  NOTE!, This month only: Wednesday April 19, 7:15 at the Idaho Falls Public Library.  Back once again by popular demand.  We'll see the best picks from our most active birders.  This is your chance to test your worldwide birding skills and hear the story behind the pictures.  DON'T FORGET--WEDNESDAY.

  


Chapter Field Trips

Market Lake spring cleanup: Saturday, April 29, 9 AM.  Meet at the East Marsh parking area just north of WMA Headquarters.  Bring work gloves, hat, binoculars, and a trash bag.  We'll bird when we're done, and find a place later for lunch.
  
MESSAGES FROM SNAKE RIVER AUDUBON

International Migratory Bird Day.  Snake River Audubon, Idaho Fish and Game, US Forest Service, National Wildlife Refuge, BLM, and NGO partners will have our event Saturday, April 29.  Event information, resources, and refreshments will be available at the Mustang Event Center in down town Roberts.  Out door events including a show by the Teton Raptor Center will center at the Gravesite on the West Marsh road a mile north of the restroom parking area.  


Check out our Birding Resources page.  We've added a few links, and the latest newsletter will be available there to view or download early in each month.  



Texas Slough Power Line Project.  Great news!  Tim and Wendy's Crowdrise campaign to fund under-grounding of high voltage lines along part of Texas slough to eliminate trumpeter swan collision deaths has succeeded, and the overhead power lines are Gone!!!  Thank you Tim and Wendy, and Thank you all for your generous donations.  Some times the magic works!



For a beautiful heart warming and wrenching image of the sagebrush we and our beloved sage grouse live in, find "The Sagebrush Sea", on line, which aired on Idaho Public TV in 2015.  Make sure you have your ears on; the sound track is as spectacular as the visuals.  This film is a game changer.


And 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.





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Black-capped Chickadee
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