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Project WAfLS commences!

Project WAfLS 2018 has begun! Find out how you can become a citizen scientist and help us learn more about Short-eared Owls. This year we’re accepting volunteers in UT, ID, MT, CA, WY, NV, WA and OR! Visit the official website … (Read More) Project WAfLS commences!

IBO Receives Grant for Short-eared Owl Survey Expansion

The Short-eared Owl has experienced a long-term, range-wide, substantial decline in North America. It is believed that the population has declined by up to 60% in the past 50 years. The species is considered “climate endangered” by the National Audubon … (Read More) IBO Receives Grant for Short-eared Owl Survey Expansion

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Update

If you asked a room full of birders, biologists, and researchers alike this question “How many of you have seen a Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Idaho?”, probably only one or two hands would raise, and the rest of the room would … (Read More) Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Update

IMBCR Program Update

Every year from early-May through mid-July, IBO sends numerous technicians out to the wilds of Idaho, Montana, and Utah to conduct point-count style bird surveys for a large-scale monitoring program called the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR). Coordinated … (Read More) IMBCR Program Update

The IBO team is growing!

IBO continues to expand its staff as a result of expanding support and capacity. Thanks to efforts of our Research Director Jay Carlisle and IBO staff biologists Robert Miller and Jessica Pollock, IBO’s research budget grew again in 2017. We … (Read More) The IBO team is growing!

You saw what?!

Photos and story by Jay Carlisle After a couple of weeks of fund-raising and other office work, I happily jumped at a chance to get out for a couple days of woodpecker surveys on the Boise National Forest. I needed … (Read More) You saw what?!

Surveys, Nests, Nestlings, and Adults–All Things Goshawk!

Wow! Two more weeks in the field studying the Northern Goshawk with fantastic friends, findings and results. Here’s a follow up to my previous posts (My Project of the Year – The Northern Goshawk and The Northern Goshawk in Biogeographical … (Read More) Surveys, Nests, Nestlings, and Adults–All Things Goshawk!

The faint sound of drumming

By Rob Miller This week is the official launch of the Intermountain Bird Observatory’s woodpecker survey projects. Of the three woodpecker survey projects we will complete this year, two kick off this week. It is an exciting time to get … (Read More) The faint sound of drumming