South Hills Census near Twin Falls, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding1 Comment

Alex and I were able to use one of our days off this week to help on the fourth year of the South Hills Bird Census near Twin Falls, Idaho.  The count is organized by the Prairie Falcon Audubon Society, and covers a large portion of the South Hills, a fairly unique ecosystem in south-central Idaho. Alex and I joined Cheryl … Read More

Idaho Tyrannids – Photo Study

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, General News and Info, General Rant, Identification, Photography1 Comment

I was able to gather quite a few photos of the flycatchers and kingbirds of Idaho by visiting migrant hot-spots often, as well as being able to go birding everyday. Below, I have put together my best photos of most of the flycatchers of Idaho. The flycatchers are notoriously difficult to identify, and although I am by no means an … Read More

Cordilleran, Dusky, and Hammond’s (not Least?) Flycatchers Near Boise, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding, Rarities1 Comment

Today Alex and I ventured out into the rain and headed for Mountain Home Reservoir.  We birded the reservoir and added Black Tern to our Idaho list, and nearby at a small riparian area, found two new flycatcher species for our state lists.  Alex spotted a Cordilleran low in some willows, a darker flycatcher that appears very yellow at first sight.  … Read More