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Curlew Naming 2017

We held a contest to name our pair of birds that live on the Orchard Combat Training Center south of Boise. Read more about HH and KA on the “OCTC pair” tab on our curlew profiles page. This year we … (Read More) Curlew Naming 2017

What happens in Vegas…

After a busy season of curlew and other work, we’ve finally had some time to sit down and write some more stories from the curlew project. This blog post shares the story of two adventures, from the viewpoints of our … (Read More) What happens in Vegas…

Cactus spines & the various shades of curlew poop

Cactus spines & the various shades of curlew poop: a 3-week journey across Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming to capture and track Long-billed Curlews By Jay Carlisle I’m happy to be coordinating a huge study of Long-billed Curlews this spring across … (Read More) Cactus spines & the various shades of curlew poop

Help us name our ACEC curlews!

The time has come to choose names for our other two curlews that live on The Long-billed Curlew Area of Critical Environmental Concern near Emmett and Middleton!  We’ve already named our pair, Thor and Valkyrie, thanks to Middleton High School. … (Read More) Help us name our ACEC curlews!

The Curlew of Thunder, Spit Swabs, and Bendy Beaks…an update on our Long-billed Curlew Project

Our curlew trapping season has begun! We have 19 transmitters that we will be putting out this spring on Long-billed Curlews at various locations. Here’s an update on the season so far. The Transmittered Birds We have transmitters on 3 … (Read More) The Curlew of Thunder, Spit Swabs, and Bendy Beaks…an update on our Long-billed Curlew Project

Frank was here

Jay and Heidi recently attended the Partners in Science National Conference in San Diego, CA. We were invited to attend because of IBO’s work mentoring a Boise teacher. As part of a fellowship from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, local … (Read More) Frank was here

Silver Lining

A few of you may have noticed that we haven’t had any updates on Venus, one of our ACEC curlews, in quite some time. Unfortunately, Venus died on the Long-billed Curlew Area of Critical Environmental Concern  (ACEC) study area during … (Read More) Silver Lining

Transmitter Down in the Pahsimeroi

by Jay Carlisle Late last week I started to notice that something was amiss with Borah’s transmitter – in technical terms, the activity counter data was “stuck” which suggests the transmitter wasn’t moving. My heart sunk – in the 3 … (Read More) Transmitter Down in the Pahsimeroi

To Kill a Mockingbird

Sometime soon Jay and I will post the full story from our time at MPG Ranch in Montana, but in the mean time we wanted to share this crazy story. The second week of May we traveled to MPG Ranch … (Read More) To Kill a Mockingbird

Coyote vs. Curlew

We’re used to seeing curlews defend their nests from aerial predators while we’re out doing surveys, but yesterday Ben, one of our all-star curlew technicians, witnessed some behavior we’ve never seen before when a ground predator showed up: Story by … (Read More) Coyote vs. Curlew