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!  $10Available at Barnes and Noble, the Zoo, the Museums, and other City outlets.  Also available directly from us at our meetings.  Or ask any of our Board members.  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

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 IN ECUADOR, Bonnie and Steve Altshuld, Thursday, October 18, 7:15 PM at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Seasoned travelers and Expert birders, Bonnie and Steve, local Audubon members and year-round residents in Island Park spent time in Ecuador last January traveling the high Andes and humid forest of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Join us while they share their travel stories and bird experiences.  There is nothing like a rejuvenating dose of Ecuador on a cool October Idaho evening.  


Field Trips


No field trips planned for October, but don't stay home wishing there were.  Migrants continue to stream through, and the weather is cooperating in-between displays of wintery things to come.  The trees are rapidly loosing their leaves, but the evergreens are alive with migrant sleepovers.  The river continues to have interesting gulls and water birds.  American Falls reservoir is very low, but the headwaters an the outlet below the dam are excellent places to look for vagrants these fine clear autumn days.  We'll look for you! 


And get ready for the 2018 Idaho Falls Christmas Bird Count.  It will be Saturday, December 15.  Let us know with an email if you are interested (click here: Christmas Bird Count info), we'll provide details.  



Click here to go to our Birding Resources page where you can download a copy of our October 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.  


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