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Banding Dates

Mark your calendars for these upcoming banding events.

Flammulated Owl--Photo by Zach Michelson

Flammulated Owl–Photo by Zach Michelson

Lucky Peak Migration Banding

In 2016 the Milepost 14 fire closed Highland Valley road that leads to Lucky Peak. Thankfully, the road is OPEN for 2017!

We will be running our Lucky Peak banding station in the fall, catching and banding Songbirds, Hawks, and Owls.

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.
Contact us if you have any questions:
This project is supported through grants and your donations. We appreciate any contributions you can make!

Boise River Songbird Banding

Read more about the river site by clicking here.

When: Visitors are welcome daily between 8am and 12pm from September 1 through October 15.

  • Schools and other groups (>10 visitors). Click here to learn how to register for a field trip.
  • Small groups may show up whenever you like.


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!

Hummingbird Banding

Calliope Hummingbird--Photo by Liz Urban

Calliope Hummingbird–Photo by Liz Urban

2017 will mark our 6th 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. All of our banding events are free to attend, however, to visit hummingbird banding you MUST sign up ahead of time. This is because we band at a private residence and there isn’t much room for parking or visitors. We limit the number of people who can attend, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Please visit Eventbrite to view the available dates.

Email for more information.

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