Watch videos or download PDFs of our Newsletters, Magazine Articles, Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, and Project Reports.
Wild Lens, Inc.’s video about IBO
A Boise State short about our work in Gorongosa National Park
A Boise State video about our work in Tarifa, Spain
Ever wonder about the ridges cut into the Lucky Peak hillside?
Here’s a documentary on why they were created:
Wilson’s Warbler Journey
See below for some samples of magazine/newspaper articles published about the IBO. Click on the links below to download the PDFs.
- Idaho’s Humbanders and Their Discoveries–ABA blog
- Project WAfLS–Boise State Public Radio
- IBO’s Short-eared Owl Citizen Science project – Cool Green Science Blog Post
- “A New Dawn: Research Takes a Wild Turn at Gorongosa National Park” – Boise State Explorer Magazine
- “Saving Birds through Education” – a Go Idaho Magazine story from the hawk trapping blind
- Hummingbirds 2015 – “Fat” hummingbirds are flying through (The Idaho World article)
- IBO’s White-faced Ibis Research feature din the Rexburg Standard Journal (page 1) (page 2)
- National Elk Refuge Blog: Long-billed Curlew on the move
- Idaho Magazine 2012- Southward Bound: Tagging Migrants at the Idaho Bird Observatory
- Hummingbirds 2012 – Hummingbirds are Studied, Banded, and Take Flight.
- Birding Magazine 2010 – IBO – Research, Education, and Conservation 24/7
- Focus on Boise State 2010 – Endowed Faculty an Investment in Teaching
- Explore 2010 – Flying High
- Explore 2009 – Songbirds and Raptors Studied at IBOGOEA by Y. Tadehara
- Idaho Game Warden 2006 – Raptor Migration
- WildBird 2004 – Hawkwatch 101
- Idaho 2002 – Winging Their Way Home
- The eMKayan 1996 – eMKayan’s son leads Boise Raptor Study
- Idaho Wildlife 1994 – Hawks Galore
These journal articles are from peer-reviewed journals. Peer review is a process done by one or more people (“peers”) of similar professional ability and academic knowledge to the author(s). Peer review is a method of self-regulation and is conducted to maintain content quality and professional credibility. Click on the titles below to download the full text PDFs.
- Ware, H.E., C.J.W. McClure, J.D. Carlisle, J.R. Barber. 2015. A phantom road experiment reveals traffic noise is an invisible source of habitat degradation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1504710112 (pdf)
- McClure, C.J.W., H.E. Ware, J.D. Carlisle, G. Kaltenecker, J.R. Barber. 2013. An experimental investigation into the effects of traffic noise on distributions of birds: Avoiding the phantom road. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 80: 20132290.
- Carlisle, J. D., K. L. Olmstead, C. H. Richart, and D. L. Swanson. 2012. Food availability, foraging behavior, and diet of autumn landbird migrants in the Boise Foothills of southwestern Idaho. The Condor. 114(3):449-461. (pdf) Appendices can be found here.
- Carlisle, J. D. 2012. Irruptive migration of Chestnut-backed Chickadees to southwestern Idaho. Western Birds. 43:12-20. (pdf)
- Spotswood, E. N., K. R. Goodman, J. D. Carlisle, J. Rousseau, R. L. Cormier, D. Humple, S. L. Guers, and G. G. Barton. 2012. How safe is mist netting? Evaluating the risk of injury and mortality to birds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:29-38. (pdf)
- Carlisle, J. D., S. K. Skagen, B. E. Kus, C. van Riper III, K. L. Paxton, and J. F. Kelly. 2009. Landbird migration in the American West: recent progress and future research directions. Condor 111:211-225. (pdf)
- Carlisle, J. D., C. H. Trost, S. L. Stock, and G. S. Kaltenecker. 2006. Autumn landbird communities in the Boise Foothills and Owyhee Mountains of southwestern Idaho. Western Birds 37:215-227. (pdf)
- Carlisle, J. D., and R. L. Holberton. 2006. Relative efficiency of fecal versus regurgitation samples for assessing diet and deleterious effects of a tartar emetic on migratory birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:126-135. (pdf)
- Gentry, D., D. L. Swanson, and J. D. Carlisle. 2006. Species richness and nesting success of migrant songbirds in natural river corridors and anthropogenic woodlands in southeastern South Dakota. Condor 108:140-153. (pdf)
- Carlisle, J. D., G. S. Kaltenecker, and D. L. Swanson. 2005. Molt strategies and age differences in migration timing among autumn landbird migrants in southwestern Idaho. Auk 122:1070-1085.
- Carlisle, J. D., G. S. Kaltenecker, and D. L. Swanson. 2005. Stopover ecology of autumn landbird migrants in the Boise Foothills of southwestern Idaho. Condor 107:244-258.
- Carlisle, J. D., and C. J. Ralph. 2005. Towards the establishment of landbird migration monitoring networks in the United States. In C.J. Ralph and T. Rich (eds.) Third International Partners in Flight Conference, March 20-24, 2002, Asilomar Conference Grounds, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191.
- Carlisle, J. D., S. L. Stock, G. S. Kaltenecker, and D. L. Swanson. 2004. Habitat associations, relative abundance, and species richness of autumn landbird migrants in southwestern Idaho. Condor 106:549-566.
- Carlisle, J. D. 2004. Considering the potential importance of western montane habitats during autumn landbird migration. Pages 10-11 in Skagen, S. K., Melcher, C. P., and Hazlewood, R. (eds.) 2004. Migration stopover ecology of western avian populations: A southwestern migration workshop. U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline, Open-File Report 2004-1452, 29 p.
- Carlisle, J. D., H. S. Hoff, and P. M. Mabee. 2004. Breeding bird inventory of Spirit Mound Historic Prairie in Clay County – an area being restored to tallgrass prairie. South Dakota Bird Notes 56:32-41.
- Jeffries, M. I., R. A. Miller, M. D. Laskowski, and J. D. Carlisle. 2015. High Prevalence of Leucocytozoon Parasites in Nestling Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) in the Northern Great Basin, U.S.A. Journal of Raptor Research 49:294-302.
- Miller, R. A., J. D. Carlisle, N. Paprocki, G. S. Kaltenecker, and J. A. Heath. 2015. Annual variation in autumn migration phenology and energetic condition at a stopover site in the western United States. Pp. 177–191 in E. M. Wood and J. L. Kellermann (editors), Phenological synchrony and bird migration: changing climate and seasonal resources in North America. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 47), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
- Miller, R. A., J. D. Carlisle, and M. J. Bechard. 2014. Effects of prey abundance on breeding season diet of Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) within an unusual prey landscape. Journal of Raptor Research 48:1–12.
- Miller, R. A., J. D. Carlisle, M. J. Bechard, and D. Santini. 2013. Predicting nesting habitat of Northern Goshawks in mixed aspen-lodgepole pine forests in a high-elevation shrub-steppe dominated landscape. Open Journal of Ecology 3:109–115.
- Miller, R. A., N. Paprocki, and E. H. Urban. 2013. Melanistic Adult Male Northern Harrier Wintering in Idaho. Western Birds 44:78-79.
- Miller, R. A., J. D. Carlisle, and G. S. Kaltenecker. 2011. Effects of regional cold fronts and localized weather phenomena on autumn migration of raptors and landbirds in Southwest Idaho, USA. Condor 113:274-283.
- Rogers, H.M., M.J. Bechard, G.S. Kaltenecker, and A.M. Dufty Jr. 2010. The adrenocortical stress response in three North American Accipiters during fall migration. Journal of Raptor Research. 44(2):113-119.
- Bechard, M.J., D.N. Perkins, G.S. Kaltenecker, and S. Alsup. 2009. Mercury Contamination in Idaho Bald Eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Bull Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 83: 698-702.
- Smith, J.P., C.J. Farmer, S.W. Hoffman, G.S. Kaltenecker, K.Z. Woodruff, and P.F. Sherrington. 2008. Trends in autumn counts of migratory raptors in western North America. Pages 217-251 In Bildstein, K. L., J. P. Smith, E. Ruelas Inzunza, and R. R. Veit (Eds.), State of North America ‘s Birds of Prey. Series in Ornithology 3. Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, MA, and American Ornithologist’s Union, Washington, DC. 466 pp.
- Carlisle, J. D., G. S. Kaltenecker, and R. S. Brady. 2007. Status of Broad-winged (Buteo platypterus) and Red-shouldered Hawks (B. lineatus) during autumn migration in southwestern Idaho, 1995-2006. Western Birds 38:251-260.
- Bechard, M.J., G.D. Fairhurst, and G.S. Kaltenecker. 2006. Occupancy, productivity, turnover, and dispersal of Northern Goshawks in portions of the northeastern Great Basin. Studies in Avian Biology 31:100–108.
- Kaltenecker, G.S., K. Steenhof, M.J. Bechard, and J.C. Munger. 1998. Winter foraging ecology of bald eagles on a regulated river in southwest Idaho. Journal of Raptor Research. 32(3): 215-220.
- Miller, R. A., N. Paprocki, M. J. Stuber, C. E. Moulton, and J. D. Carlisle 2016. Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) surveys in the North American Intermountain West: utilizing citizen scientists to conduct monitoring across a broad geographic scale. Avian Conservation and Ecology 11(1):3.
- Pollock, J., J.D. Carlisle, C. Runco, and G. Kaltenecker. 2015. Increasing Capture Frequency for Flammulated Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls During Fall Migration. Journal of Raptor Research. 49:88-92.
- Smith, J. P., J. P. Delong, L. L. Leppert, S. L. Stock, G. S. Kaltenecker, and J. D. Carlisle. 2012. Morphometric variation in Flammulated Owls captured during autumn migration in the western United States. Journal of Raptor Research. 46(1):108-119.
- Leppert, L.L., A.M. Dufty Jr., S. Stock, and M.D. Oleyar, and G.S. Kaltenecker. 2008. Survey of blood parasites in two forest owls, northern saw-whet owls and flammulated owls, of western North America. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 44(2) 475-479.
- Leppert, L., T.V. Zadorozhny, J.R. Belthoff, and A.M. Dufty Jr. 2006. Sex identification in four owl species from Idaho: DNA and morphometrics. Journal of Raptor Research. 40(4):000.
- Stock, S. L., P. J. Heglund, G. S. Kaltenecker, J. D. Carlisle, and L. L. Leppert. 2006. Comparative ecology of the Flammulated Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl during fall migration. Journal of Raptor Research 40:120-129.
Click the links below to download report PDFs. We no longer update our reports regularly on our website. Need a more recent report? Request it from us: IBO@boisestate.edu
Lucky Peak Reports
Here are reports from some of the other projects we conduct throughout the state of Idaho (this is a sample and is not an exhaustive inventory). If you wish to read the final report of a project not listed here, contact Jay for more information.
Recent and Ongoing Projects
- 2012 Abundance and Productivity of Long-billed Curlews (pdf)
- 2012 Burrowing Owl Monitoring (pdf)
- 2012 Hummingbird Monitoring (pdf)
- 2012 IMBCR Point Counts in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Clearwater National Forest and Nez Perce National Forest
- 2012 White-faced Ibis Surveys
- 2012 BLM Landbird Surveys in Craters of the Moon National Monument
- 2012 National Park Service Monitoring in Craters of the Moon National Monument
- 2012 Northern Goshawk Surveys