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IBO River Project

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Project ended on April 09, at 01:09 PM MDT
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Our river project is growing!

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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Rufous Hummingbird

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.


Lazuli Bunting

Sporting the Bronco Blue and Orange, Lazuli Buntings are one our most dazzling species we encounter during summer point count surveys, or while banding at Lucky Peak.


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Tiny but mighty, we band more Sharp-shinned Hawks than any other raptor at our Lucky Peak migration station. These small hawks love spending time hunting backyard songbirds in the winter too!


Yellow-billed Cuckoo

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.


Flammulated Owl

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!


Long-billed Curlew

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.


Northern Goshawk

Whether on their nesting grounds in the South Hills or during migration at Lucky Peak, we always enjoy our encounters with this intimidating and majestic raptor. Goshawks Rule!

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