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~Thomas Lovejoy

December Program
– Quagga Mussels in Idaho –
Idaho Fish and Game’s response to the state’s first detection
Terry Thompson
IDFG Regional Communications Manager
Thursday, December 7th, 2023
Get more details here

By: Idaho Conservation League

Stories of the Snake:
A bird’s-eye view

Featuring an Interview with Pat Weber, PFA’s Conservation Chair
Photo by Ken Miracle

From year-round endemic Cassia Crossbills to waterfowl passing through during the winter, countless bird species can be identified in and around southern Idaho’s Snake River watershed. The steep black basalt canyon walls provide shelter, the water supports plants and a nesting habitat for waterfowl, and the surrounding forests and sagebrush steppe offer sustenance for many species. Hidden amongst the reeds, willows, sagebrush sea, and thick timbered forests, you’ll find birders with binoculars glued to their eyes and spotting scopes in tow. Unlike many other recreational activities along the Snake, birdwatching requires people to slow down, be present, and pay attention to the minute details as they put the visual puzzle pieces together to positively identify the birds before them. Read more here.


Pat Weber, PFA Conservation Chair


~News and Events~

  • Thursday, December 7th: PROGRAM – Quagga mussels in Idaho – Idaho Fish and Game’s response to the state’s first detection – with Terry Thompson – Looking forward to seeing you!
  • December 7th: Bird Friendly Coffee will be available for pick-up. Bring cash (correct amount) or check made out to Prairie Falcon Audubon.
  • Sign up for a Christmas Bird Count. We need your help!
  • Update: Vineyard Lake Clean-up With ICL
  • Raptor Route Volunteers needed to fill Kathy Eklund’s shoes (insert super sad face emoji here)
  • Become a Member of Prairie Falcon Audubon and/or Give a Gift Membership!
  • Read All About it! New Names for 150+ Birds!


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