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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

Thursday, March 19, Member's Night.  This is becoming one of our most popular programs, the night when members get to show off their most interesting photos.  We have more than 100 great shots so far; come prepared to be dazzled.  If you plan to come, and you have a few photos of your own that you did not have time to get to our program coordinator, come to the meeting anyway with them on a jump drive, and we'll squeeze them in.  


Chapter Field Trips

Thursday, March 28.  Owling at McTucker Ponds on the headwaters of American Falls Reservoir.  We commonly find here Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Barn Owl, and Western Screech Owl.  Short and Long Eared Owls are also possible.  We'll meet at the Westside Idaho Falls Walmart in the parking lot just south of the entrance from the stoplight on Utah Avenue.  Dress for a cool evening.  Send us an email to Field Trips let us know you plan to attend.

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)