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!

Snake River Audubon has partnered with the City of Idaho Falls to publish a pocket size spiral bound bird book Idaho Falls Area Birds intended to introduce visitors and interested residents to our local wealth of birds.  If you follow this Web Page you will have seen us asking for photograph contributions.  We now have a complete collection of photographs of the 112 bird species that will be included in the book.  The photographs are Amazing!  We have drafted a brief text for each species, and we are hammering out supporting information to complete the book.  We expect to go to press soon.  With luck we'll have the books out in time for the fall bird (and visitor!) migration.  Check back here for progress reports and information on where to obtain the books.  We're very excited about it.

Peregrine Falcon Webcam

Unfortunately we have lost communication with our camera, possibly a consequence of the severe weather that went through in mid April.  The good news is that after a month of having one falcon hanging out on the tower, May 3 while scoping the tower from a safe distance, the single bird, which had been standing near the nest box as usual, was seen to take flight, and then was seen soaring in company of another slightly smaller peregrine.  So maybe with luck, we'll have a pair sitting on the nest soon.  The downside to that is we don't dare disturb them, so most likely our live stream is out of action for the season.  But check back here occasionally, sometimes miracles happen.

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This month's Program

Birding Western Panama, Joyce and Mark DeHaan, September 20, 7:15 PM at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Joyce and Mark lived 10 years in a remote community on the Caribbean coast of Panama, and have informative and spectacular pictures of life there.  Join us!


Field Trips


Birds, Bugles and Brunch, Saturday, September 22 at Camas National Wildlife Refuge.  Sponsored by the Friends of Camas NWR group, come up for hay rides, birdhouse building, bug viewing, and loads of fall migrant birds tanking up for the trip south.  It is a beautiful time of year.  RSVP to camasfriends@gmail.com  if you plan to attend.  Let them know if you would like to join the 7:30 hayride, and if you will stay for the free Brunch.  There will be bird walks and other activities.  Get out doors!


Market Lake Fall cleanup September 28.  Meet 9 AM at the East Marsh parking area just north of Headquarters.  Bring work gloves, a trash bag, your binoculars, and some snacks.  We'll pick up trash, birdwatching all the time, then go full time birdwatching once we get the trash picked up.  Join us watch the fall migration.



Click here to go to our Birding Resources page where you can download a copy of our September Newsletter which contains additional information on these field trips.



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.  


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