Boise Bird Festival

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Foothills Heritage Park - Avimor

Free to the public!

Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography. Check out all the participating organizations in the right sidebar. Click here to see some of the birds that might be seen during the festival. You won't want to miss it!

Pledge to Fledge

This one day Boise Bird Festival will be the official Pledge to Fledge event for Idaho on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. The Idaho Pledge to Fledge event will be held in the Boise foothills at the Avimor community's Foothills Heritage Park. The main purpose of Pledge to Fledge and this event is simply to introduce people to the beautiful birds all around us. There is no financial pledging involved, but rather an invitation to those already interested in birds to “pledge” to introduce their friends and family to the wonderful world of birding and thereby help them to “fledge” into bird enthusiasts themselves.

Because birds are an indicator species of the health of the ecosystem, we know that the more people care about birds, the more they will care about conservation, and the creation and preservation of cool natural places. It’s also about getting people outside to enjoy nature. We are inviting all organizations and agencies involved in any way in the livelihood of birds and their habitats to participate.
This will be a free-to-attend event and the general public at large will be invited. We plan to have interactive information booths and vendors in a central area and to have guided bird walks in the area. There will be scheduled outdoor interactive workshops dealing with everything from wildlife photography to bird identification; from demonstrations on how to use optics to backyard bird feeding.
Aug 2012 Pledge to Fledge Video Clip from the 
Idaho Bird Observatory
 
Unplug and Be Outside