Birds http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Army Corps To Kill Birds At Snake And Columbia River Dams http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/army-corps-kill-birds-snake-and-columbia-river-dams <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers this spring will begin killing birds at some Snake and Columbia river dams to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead.</p><p>The agency unveiled a plan Thursday that will allow as many as 1,200 California gulls, 650 ring-billed gulls and 150 double-crested cormorants to be killed.</p><p><a href="http://www.lmtribune.com" target="_blank">The Lewiston Tribune</a> says the action will occur at McNary Dam on the Columbia River and Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:51:07 +0000 Associated Press 42527 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Army Corps To Kill Birds At Snake And Columbia River Dams Study: Climate Change Means More Raptors Are Wintering In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/study-climate-change-means-more-raptors-are-wintering-idaho <p>People in Idaho are seeing more raptors because golden eagles and red-tailed hawks aren't flying as far south for winter. That's according to a new study from Boise State University. The study authors say the change in migration habits means fewer of the birds of prey are being spotted in southern states.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 39422 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Study: Climate Change Means More Raptors Are Wintering In Idaho Drought Could Be Diminishing Sandhill Crane Population In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/drought-could-be-diminishing-sandhill-crane-population-idaho <p>The Sandhill Crane may be one species that's seeing the impact of dry conditions. Crane numbers in Idaho have continued to decline in the past three years.</p><p>The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says that decline means a lower number of those birds can be hunted this season. The <a href="http://pacificflyway.gov/About.asp" target="_blank">Pacific Flyway Council</a> (PFC) is the governing body that monitors migratory bird populations in the West. Every September the group oversees bird counts in 11 states and sets rules about hunting.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:14:45 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 27502 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Drought Could Be Diminishing Sandhill Crane Population In Idaho Kestrels Return To Boise Nest Box: Research Project Grows Dramatically http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/kestrels-return-boise-nest-box-research-project-grows-dramatically <p></p><p>The Peregrine Fund’s <a href="http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/index.php?action=home" target="_blank">American Kestrel Partnership</a> launched its 2013 <a href="http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/index.php?action=webcams" target="_blank">KestrelCams</a> today.&nbsp; Already the breeding pair has laid one egg.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:06:23 +0000 Samantha Wright 24654 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Kestrels Return To Boise Nest Box: Research Project Grows Dramatically Idaho Researchers Study Impact Of Road Noise On Animals In Boise's Foothills http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-researchers-study-impact-road-noise-animals-boises-foothills <p>Scientists are trying to understand how road noise affects animals. So they’ve set up a road of sorts in the hills above Boise and they’re capturing birds to find answers.</p><p>Heidi Ware holds an angry bird in her hand. “This is a Cassin's Vireo and they’re pretty well-known for being pretty feisty birds in the hand, so you can see he’s biting my finger right now.”</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 18013 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Researchers Study Impact Of Road Noise On Animals In Boise's Foothills Kestrel Chicks Hatch In Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/kestrel-chicks-hatch-boise <p>The kestrels have hatched!&nbsp; In a <a href="http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/citizen-scientists-get-chance-help-declining-kestrels" target="_blank">story</a> we told you last month, the <a href="http://www.peregrinefund.org/index.php" target="_blank">Peregrine Fund</a> is asking citizen scientists to put up nest boxes and monitor American Kestrel populations across the U.S.&nbsp; The <a href="http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/index.php?action=home" target="_blank">American Kestrel Partnership</a> has a box with a webcam posted at the <a href="http://www.peregrinefund.org/world-ce Tue, 29 May 2012 18:35:42 +0000 Samantha Wright 7092 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Kestrel Chicks Hatch In Boise Citizen Scientists Get Chance To Help Declining Kestrels http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/citizen-scientists-get-chance-help-declining-kestrels <p>It&rsquo;s nesting time for many birds in Idaho, including the American Kestrel.&nbsp; In fact, you can watch a pair of kestrels sitting on their eggs right now, through a live webcam.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s part of a new project by the <a href="http://www.peregrinefund.org/index.php" target="_blank">Peregrine Fund </a>that launches today to get people involved in helping gather information n kestrels.&nbsp; The goal is to help scientists understand why the American Kestrel is in <a href="http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/kestrel-decline" target="_blank">steady decline across North America</a>.</p Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:34:41 +0000 Samantha Wright 4736 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Citizen Scientists Get Chance To Help Declining Kestrels