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The Long-Billed Curlew

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Evening Program: “The Long-billed Curlew: Tracking a Species of Greatest Conservation Need”

Join us with our special guest, Heather Hayes, a research biologist on the Curlew Crew and learn about the biology of these charismatic birds including information about their habitats, nesting requirements and migratory journey. Long-billed Curlew populations of southwestern Idaho are declining at an alarming rate placing them on Idaho’s “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” list. With the use of satellite transmitter technology, the Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) is gaining valuable data as to why. We will also discuss how satellite technology is not only uncovering some of their mysteries but is also connecting communities across international borders. The program will be at the Activity Center in Ponderosa State Park.

Please call (208) 634-2164 or email terri.bryant@idpr.idaho.gov for any program questions.

There is a fee to enter the park if you do not have an Idaho State Park Passport or Idaho Annual Pass. Programs are free to participants.