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Banding Dates

Mark your calendars for these upcoming banding events.

Hummingbird Banding

Calliope Hummingbird--Photo by Liz Urban

Calliope Hummingbird–Photo by Liz Urban

2018 will mark our 7th year monitoring hummingbirds in Idaho City. As always, we will be banding every other week throughout the summer, studying the timing of hummingbird migration and breeding activities.

To visit hummingbird banding you MUST sign up ahead of time. We band at a private home and parking is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

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This project is supported through your donations.
We appreciate any contributions you can make!

Boise River Songbird Banding

Read more about the river site by clicking here.

We will band once every ~10 days from June to August. Visitors are welcome between Sunrise and ~11:30am depending on the heat. (nets may close as early as 10am on hot days)
Who:  All are welcome! Register to attend and visit us this summer. 

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Song Sparrow–Photo by Bryce Robinson

Banding dates are subject to change based on weather conditions.
Bring your family to observe bird banding, and even get to hold a small songbird as it is released back into the wild.

This project is supported 100% through your donations.
We appreciate any contributions you can make!

Flammulated Owl--Photo by Zach Michelson

Flammulated Owl–Photo by Zach Michelson

Lucky Peak Migration Banding

Visit the project that put IBO on the map!

We will be running our Lucky Peak banding station in the fall, catching and banding Songbirds, Hawks, and Owls. Visit us in September and October for an unforgettable experience at a 24/7 research station!

When: mid July through October

  • Small groups of day visitors may show up whenever you like.
  • Campers, schools, or groups larger than ten, please register here.

Read more about exact times to visit on our Visit Lucky Peak page.
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This project is supported through grants and your donations. We appreciate any contributions you can make!