The Diane Moore Nature Center is an outdoor place where everyone can explore and learn in a natural setting, not too far from town. It’s easy to get to, and it’s easy to love. Best of all, it helps support every aspect of our work at the Intermountain Bird Observatory. It provides us an amazing location for research and conservation efforts, an exciting area to bring students for educational events and a new space for us to engage our community and partners. The Diane Moore Nature Center provides safe, easy public access to outdoor learning. Interpretive trails, boardwalks, wildlife viewing structures, educational signs, and easy parking for school groups on site will be added. University research, citizen science, and student programs will feature hands-on activities that stimulate learning and critical thinking, to build the foundation for a lifetime of stewardship and outdoor activity. Help us make this new center a top priority for our children and community. Support today!
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These sparkling gems of the bird world are some of the feistiest we study! We band Rufous Hummingbirds at our Idaho City station, and also hope to study them at our future Silver Creek Station in the Wood River Valley.
Cuckoos are our most cryptic and hard-to-find study species, by far! We consider ourselves lucky each year to study this threatened bird and work to protect the cottonwood habitat they need to survive.
These tiny moth-eating owls steal our hearts every year with their deep black eyes and tranquil personalities. These tiny forest owls are not well understood, and few ornithologists study them during migration, making our Lucky Peak station unique!
North America’s largest shorebird, with a beak to match! We continue to work to conserve curlews in Idaho, with a special focus on stopping the illegal shooting that has contributed to serious population declines.