Skip to content Skip to footer

Get Involved

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

Cassia Crossbill Photo by Craig Benkman

Researchers are studying how
climate change affects a bird
that only lives in Idaho

The Cassia Crossbill is the only bird species endemic to Idaho, residing exclusively in two mountain ranges — the South Hills, south of Twin Falls, and the Albion Mountains to the east. With just a few thousand birds in total and only a small range to roam, researchers already believed the species could be heading toward extinction when, in 2020, a large wildfire burned through a significant portion of the lodgepole pine in its territory. Now, researchers are trying to assess the damage. 

Read more about the Cassia Crossbill in this fascinating article from Boise Public Radio here.

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

By: Idaho Conservation League

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


Join Us

Become One Of Our Growing Family Of Volunteers To Protect Birds.


Northern Pygmy-Owl

Georgetown, Idaho

Pat Weber, Photographer

Read Our E-Newsletter

~News and Events~

      • February Photo Share 2/02/23 – Pick out 10 of your best bird photos from 2022 and submit them by January 28th to: to be included in the program!
      • Citizen Science: Complete the FREE eBird Essentials Course before Jan 31st
      • Citizen Science: Great Backyard Bird Count – Feb 17 – 20, 2023
      • Upcoming March 2nd Program: Beaver Restoration
      • Upcoming April 6th Program: Bird Banding in Eastern Idaho with Austin Young
      • Upcoming May 4th Program: Mountain Biking the Baja Divide! with adventurers Darren and Lisa Smith

Sign up for our E-Newsletter

Keep up-to-date about birding activities in the Magic Valley.

* If you do not see an email confirmation in your inbox, please check your junk mail or spam folder. 

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Prairie Falcon Audubon, Inc, 1467 Falls Ave W, Twin Falls, ID, 83301. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Upcoming Events

Prairie Falcon Audubon Society

Contact Us:

Find us on:

Best Choice for Creatives
This Pop-up Is Included in the Theme
Purchase Now