Thursday, July 11, 2013

Idaho Bird Surveys

Greetings from Boise, ID

The second half of my time conducting bird surveys in Idaho was quite different from the first.  It started out with lots of rain; for 4-5 straight days it was tough to get much done but at least on most days I was able to squeeze in enough points between rain showers.  From then on it got hot, many days were around 100 in the lower elevations; luckily I was working in the higher elevations at that point.

Some of the highlights . . .
A White-headed Woodpecker on a survey as well as a pair in Hells Canyon
Many Dusky Grouse; some with chicks
One transect with Pine and Evening Grosbeaks, White-winged Crossbill, Three-toed Woodpecker, and a pair of Spruce Grouse
One more Black Bear that allowed great looks
My first Northern Goshawk of the summer

I thought this would be about the end of my time in Idaho but now I will be working up on Lucky Peak, just outside of Boise, through the middle of October!





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