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Banding Dates

Mark your calendars for these upcoming banding events.

Boise River Songbird Banding

Summer 2017 banding events are scheduled! Visit our Eventbrite page to learn more and register to attend.

2017 school field trips dates available ~March-May. Learn more, or schedule a field trip here:

Read more about the river site by clicking here.

Song Sparrow–Photo by Bryce Robinson

Banding dates are subject to change based on weather and volunteer availability.
Bring your family to observe bird banding, and even get to hold a small songbird as it is released back into the wild.
Teachers, ask us about scheduling a field trip for your class!


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!

Flammulated Owl--Photo by Zach Michelson

Flammulated Owl–Photo by Zach Michelson

Lucky Peak Migration Banding

NOTE: Lucky Peak is closed to visitors for the 2016 season!

Because of the Milepost 14 fire, Highland Valley road that leads to Lucky Peak is now closed to the public. The road is projected to re-open to the public in 2017. Check back in Fall 2017 for more details.

View a PDF map of the road closure by clicking here.

You can still visit us at our Boise River site in Summer 2017.

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

Read more about this project on our Visit Lucky Peak page.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

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