$ 374,904 raised 1,799 Gifts
Intermountain Bird Observatory has raised $ 5,330 from 61 Gifts!
Intermountain Bird Observatory
Intermountain Bird Observatory Research Projects

Hummingbirds

Have you felt the pulse of a hummingbird heartbeat on your palm? Do you know that we’ve banded thousands of hummingbirds and some of those same Idaho birds have been recaptured near Mexico? Or that a male Calliope Hummingbird weighs the same as a dime? Though our hummingbird project is primarily research-driven, we also love getting the community involved to see the science that we do! Kids and adults both delight in the opportunity to see these gems up close and personal, to feel the heartbeat, and to release these hummingbirds back into the wild. To hold a hummingbird in your hand is something people of all ages will remember, and we hope that the connection and conservation ideals will carry forward throughout their whole life. If we open anyone’s eyes and heart to appreciating and respecting nature, then our work has incredible meaning.

This project is largely funded through donations – your donation will go directly towards the hummingbird project and allow us to continue this project in 2020. The more donations we receive, the more public banding days we can offer. If you’d like to be part of one, two or even more (!) banding days next summer, please know that your donation will go directly towards making this a reality. We can't do it without your financial support. Be sure to sign up for one of our upcoming hummingbird banding dates in 2020 – we’d love to see you there!

 

Curlews

With the use of satellite transmitters, the IBO has discovered that poaching is a much bigger issue than initially thought. Almost 50% of curlews fitted with satellite transmitters between 2013-2017 have been confirmed as poaching fatalities in SW Idaho!

The Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) is partnering with many state and federal agencies and conservation groups to increase awareness and help stop the decline of the Long-billed Curlew. Since its start in 2017, our Hunter’s Education outreach “Know Your Target” program has reached 200+ participants (adults and children) throughout the Treasure Valley! This engaging programming teaches students not only how fascinating curlews and other protected species are, but also the importance of knowing your target and what it means to be an ethical hunter. It is our hope to continue this work to help students become good stewards of the land. Your contributions today will help us reach more students than ever with this important message!

 

Lucky Peak

Our Lucky Peak research station is IBO's longest running project (since 1993!) and one that is near and dear to the hearts of many who have visited, volunteered, or camped out at this research station in the woods. A generation of young scientists have now gotten their start at Lucky Peak through our internship and field trip programs, going on to become great conservationists, scientists, and educators in the field! Each year, we host thousands of visitors at Lucky Peak, sharing with them the conservation science and monitoring work we do every day. From crowds of tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglets, to a swooping Cooper's Hawk, to the blinking eyes of a Saw-whet Owl, Lucky Peak provides a connection with nature and unforgettable memories to all who visit. But we can't continue this project without your help! Our work at Lucky Peak is funded by your donations.

IBO Gifts
Rank State Donors
1 ID 53
2 SC 1
2 GA 1
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Robin Garwood Intermountain Bird Observatory Early Bird Match
Thanks to a generous donation from alumnus Robin Garwood, any gift to the Intermountain Bird Observatory fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $600 from 4:00 a.m. through noon on Friday, September 13.
$350 MATCHED
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Martha Weiler Intermountain Bird Observatory Match
Thanks to Martha Weiler for her $1,000 gift that helped leverage an additional $1,000 in support for the Intermountain Observatory.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Faculty and Staff Match from Vice Presidents
Wow! Boise State faculty and staff are amazing! Thank you for your generosity and passion.
$2,000 MATCHED
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Kickoff Challenge
The Bronco Giving Day unit that receives the most gifts from midnight to 8 a.m. will receive a $250 bonus!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 College of Engineering 48
2 Blue Thunder 31
3 Honors College 13
4 Student Wellness 13
5 College of Education 10
6 Diversity and Inclusion 9
7 Lacrosse - Womens 9
8 Athletics 7
9 College of Arts and Sciences 7
10 Campus Infrastructure 6
11 Scholarships 6
12 College of Business and Economics 4
13 Albertsons Library 4
14 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 3
15 Intermountain Bird Observatory 3
16 Veterans 2
17 College of Health Sciences 2
18 Alumni 1
19 Golf 1
20 Graduate College 1
21 School of Public Service 1
22 Fraternities and Sororities 1
23 College of Innovation and Design 1
24 Baseball 0
25 Basketball - Mens 0
26 Basketball - Womens 0
27 Campus Recreation 0
28 Figure Skating 0
29 Hockey - Mens 0
30 Hockey - Womens 0
31 Idaho Innocence Project 0
32 Lacrosse - Mens 0
33 Rodeo 0
34 Rugby - Mens 0
35 Rugby - Womens 0
36 Soccer - Mens 0
37 Soccer - Womens 0
38 Softball 0
39 Sporting Arms 0
40 Student Leadership Development 0
41 Track 0
42 Triathlon 0
43 Ultimate - Mens 0
44 Ultimate - Womens 0
45 Volleyball - Mens 0
46 Volleyball - Womens 0
47 Water Polo 0
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Bronco After Work Challenge
The Bronco Giving Day unit that receives the most gifts from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will receive a $500 bonus!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 College of Engineering 57
2 Blue Thunder 34
3 Lacrosse - Womens 27
4 Hockey - Mens 23
5 College of Arts and Sciences 17
6 Student Wellness 16
7 Alumni 15
8 Athletics 12
9 College of Education 11
10 Scholarships 8
11 Intermountain Bird Observatory 7
12 Volleyball - Womens 7
13 College of Business and Economics 6
14 Rugby - Mens 6
15 Honors College 5
16 Graduate College 4
17 Idaho Innocence Project 3
18 College of Innovation and Design 3
19 School of Public Service 3
20 Albertsons Library 2
21 Campus Infrastructure 2
22 Veterans 2
23 Diversity and Inclusion 2
24 Hockey - Womens 1
25 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 1
26 Rugby - Womens 1
27 College of Health Sciences 1
28 Rodeo 1
29 Student Leadership Development 1
30 Basketball - Womens 1
31 Baseball 0
32 Basketball - Mens 0
33 Campus Recreation 0
34 Figure Skating 0
35 Golf 0
36 Fraternities and Sororities 0
37 Lacrosse - Mens 0
38 Soccer - Mens 0
39 Soccer - Womens 0
40 Softball 0
41 Sporting Arms 0
42 Track 0
43 Triathlon 0
44 Ultimate - Mens 0
45 Ultimate - Womens 0
46 Volleyball - Mens 0
47 Water Polo 0
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Bronco All Nighter Challenge
The Bronco Giving Day unit that receives the most gifts from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. will receive a $500 bonus!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $500 College of Engineering 50
2 Hockey - Mens 45
3 Lacrosse - Womens 12
4 Intermountain Bird Observatory 8
5 Alumni 5
6 Blue Thunder 5
7 College of Business and Economics 3
8 Rugby - Mens 3
9 College of Education 2
10 Honors College 2
11 Student Wellness 2
12 Diversity and Inclusion 2
13 College of Health Sciences 2
14 Veterans 1
15 Athletics 1
16 Baseball 1
17 Volleyball - Womens 1
18 College of Arts and Sciences 1
19 Student Leadership Development 1
20 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 1
21 Albertsons Library 1
22 Basketball - Mens 0
23 Basketball - Womens 0
24 Campus Infrastructure 0
25 Campus Recreation 0
26 College of Innovation and Design 0
27 Figure Skating 0
28 Golf 0
29 Graduate College 0
30 Fraternities and Sororities 0
31 Hockey - Womens 0
32 Idaho Innocence Project 0
33 Lacrosse - Mens 0
34 Rodeo 0
35 Rugby - Womens 0
36 Scholarships 0
37 School of Public Service 0
38 Soccer - Mens 0
39 Soccer - Womens 0
40 Softball 0
41 Sporting Arms 0
42 Track 0
43 Triathlon 0
44 Ultimate - Mens 0
45 Ultimate - Womens 0
46 Volleyball - Mens 0
47 Water Polo 0
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