Boise River Songbird Banding – Free Event, Space Limited, Get Ticket at link Below
Date: Pick your Date: June 8th, June 18th, June 29th, July 8th, July 22nd, July 29th
Time: 6:40 am to 11:30 am
Location: Near Intersection of Highway 21 & Warm Springs Ave
Join the Intermountain Bird Observatory Crew for a morning of songbird banding at our beautiful Boise River Site near the intersection of Warm Springs Ave. & Highway 21! We'll catch, band & release wild songbirds all forming as par of our standardized breeding season monitoring.
Please register for FREE tickets on eventbrite & to get more details about this event. You do not need to attend all of the dates.
Click Here to Get Your Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boise-river-songbird-banding-tickets-33228239559
Location: The Boise River Intermountain Bird Observatory is located near the intersection of Warm Springs Avenue and the Highway 21 bridge, on the north side of the river, starting near the Diversion Dam and continuing over 1 mile downstream. The banding station is located on the south end of the property just upstream of the highway 21 bridge.
Directions to the banding station:
Approaching from Warm Springs Ave: From where Warm Springs Ave makes a T with Highway 21, drive straight across highway 21 (heading southwest) onto the gravel access road. Drive down toward the greenbelt (past chain link fenced area and “no access” signs) to reach the parking area.
Cars may park in the gravel parking area by the old dam turbine (red star on the map). Walk across the greenbelt and around the gates (there will be a “bird banding today” sign). Follow the access road (orange on the map) down to the banding station (marked in purple). If parking is full, use the overflow parking area off of Warm Springs Ave. marked in green. Walk down the greenbelt to the orange access road.
- There is Poison Ivy here! Please stay on trails until you have talked to IBO staff about the location of poison ivy patches.
- There are no restrooms on site. The nearest facilities are a 4 minute drive from the site, at Discovery State Park. We recommend a visit to Discovery before you come to see us :)
- This site is handicap accessible (vehicle access to banding station). Email us for more information: IBO@boisestate.edu