owyhee mountains

08/07
2014

Last trip of the season to the Owyhees

Yesterday I accompanied Al, his niece Barbara and bluebird trail volunteer Cathy Eels on the final trip of the season to the Owyhee Bluebird Trail. Although we often refer to… Read more »




05/28
2014

118 Bluebird Nestlings Banded on the Owyhee Trail

This past Friday I accompanied Bluebird Man Al Larson on a monitoring trip to his Owyhee Bluebird Trail. The Owyhee Mountains are spectacular and remote despite their ease of access… Read more »




04/24
2014

Return to the Bluebird Trail

Yesterday Neil Paprocki and myself accompanied Al on his first trip of the season to the Owyhee Bluebird Trail. Cheryl Huizinga, a member of both the Southwestern Idaho Birder’s Association… Read more »




12/04
2013

Week 48 – Townsend’s Solitaire

  The Townsend’s Solitaire is a member of the thrush family and is quite closely related to Robins and Bluebirds. They survive all winter almost exclusively on Juniper berries that… Read more »




08/09
2013

Wrapping Things Up

What a summer it has been, and continues to be. We have learned so much from Al Larson during our time on the bluebird trail. His years of experience and… Read more »




06/28
2013

The View From Above

I have often wondered what exactly birds see in a landscape when they are returning to their breeding grounds during spring migration. Many travel hundreds to thousands of miles north… Read more »




06/14
2013

A Very Windy Bluebird Box

Some people think of Mountain Bluebirds as being the hardiest of the three bluebird species because they tend to live at higher elevations that can experience more extreme weather. While… Read more »




06/12
2013

Week 23 – Brewer’s Sparrow

I am just returning from a 3-day Bluebird Man shoot in the Owyhee Mountains so I will keep this week’s post short. While they may not be the most spectacular… Read more »




06/05
2013

Week 22 – Mountain Bluebird

The beauty of the Mountain Bluebird tempts me every week. I am out on the bluebird trail frequently this summer and have the opportunity to see these birds up close… Read more »




05/28
2013

Bluebirds in Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley is a remote small town of 300 people nestled along the Idaho-Oregon border in the western foothills of the Owyhee Mountains. About 5 miles outside of town is… Read more »