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"If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems of the world."
~Thomas Lovejoy


Mike Kochert, emeritus scientist, U.S. Geological Survey

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  • Show your support for PFA by joining the growing community of members! Click ❤️ Here
  • FIELD TRIP REPORT: We could not have had better viewing conditions or better birds! Wow! What a morning!
  • Tuesday, April 4th ~ PROGRAM: How to Create a Bird-friendly Backyard with botanist Ann DeBolt
  • Wednesday, April 10th – RAPTORS – a Fistful of Daggers – airs at 7:00 PM on Idaho Public Television
  • Monday, April 15th ~ NEW! Order Birds and Beans bird-friendly coffee through our website before April 15th and pick up your coffee at the May Program!
  • Thursday, May 2nd ~ PROGRAM: Significance, History, and Challenges in Establishing a National Conservation Area for Raptors in Southwestern Idaho with Mike Kochert
  • Saturday, May 4th ~ FIELD TRIP: Birding by Bicycle
  • The Very Best Binoculars


April 4th Program Follow-up

At our April 4th Program to talk about how to create a bird-friendly backyard, Ann DeBolt discussed plants that could do well in our area.  Following is her list of suggestions:


2nd Annual Twin Falls Pollinator Plant Sale

Purchase locally grown plants to start or expand your own pollinator garden!
Join the Twin Falls Pollinator Council in supporting bees, butterflies, birds and other beneficial insects in our area.
Scan the QR code – select your choice of “Idaho Native” or “Cottage Garden” Collections.
This would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day!
Idaho Native Collection: These native plants are beneficial to our local pollinators and come back year after year. This is representative of what will be offered. Actual plants offered may be different.
Cottage Garden Collection: These cottage garden plants do well in the Magic Valley area and are good for pollinators. There is a mixture of perennials and annuals. Some will re-seed for years to come.
Place your ORDER NOW!
Scan the QR Code or
Pick up your plants
Friday, May 10th
or Saturday, May 11th, 2024
between 10 am and 3 pm
Native Roots LLC
2475 E 3600 N
Twin Falls, ID 

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

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