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.  

      PHOTOGRAPHS NEEDED!!!      
Field Guide to the Birds of Idaho Falls

Snake River Audubon has partnered with the City of Idaho Falls to publish a pocket size spiral bound bird book to introduce visitors to our local wealth of birds.    We need pictures of local birds!  Send us your pictures with your name as you would like it to appear with your photo, and where you took the picture.  This amounts to your copyright information.  Send your pictures to Linda: lmilam1472@aol.com.  We can't afford to pay you, but your work will get out there, and you are doing it for the birds!  For a list of the birds we are looking for go to our page "Pocket Guide to the Birds of Idaho Falls" <<<(Click there), or in the Navigation index above at the left.  If you have questions or difficulties call the Webmaster at 208 525-9414.  Leave a message if nobody is home.

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

No program this month.  Instead we have International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13 at the Zoo, 12-4, and Saturday May 20 at Camas NWR,  The Birdathon May 26-28, and the Annual Potluck at Tim and Shari's.  Check the newsletter for details.


Field Trips

Market Lake spring cleanup.  Saturday, April 28.  Meet at the East Marsh parking lot at 9 AM.  Dress for any kind of weather imaginable.  Bring a trash bag, a good pair of gloves, and a picnic lunch.  We look for birds as we pick up empty beer cans and bottles, and then we go look for birds without distraction, and have a picnic in the process.



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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Black-capped Chickadee
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