The GOLDEN EAGLE AUDUBON SOCIETY is dedicated to building an understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world in order to conserve and restore natural ecosystems for birds and other wildlife.
The 50th year of the BOISE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT is here!
Please consider joining us Wednesday, December 28th for this annual bird census and important citizen science program. Let's see if together we can find more than last year's 101 species in Boise!
If you would be interested in joining area birders to count as many birds as possible within the designated 'count circle', you can find details on the calendar below.
Not able to join us in the field tomorrow but would still like to participate? No problem! We are happily working with the count organizer to compile your counts at home (with the important caveat that you live within the count circle, which is detailed here). The information you will need to record includes: 1) your location, 2) the time period in which you counted, and 3) the number of individuals of each species you observed. To submit, email your data to email@example.com by Wednesday at 5pm.
Thanks so much for your participation and happy birding!
FIELD TRIPS AND EVENTS
Join us for a Field Trip!
Check out our calendar and find a field trip that works for you. Click on each event to learn more. Additional information about field trips can be found on our 'What We Do' page.
Our field trips are free to the public and a great way to get out with friends and family to see some birds...
If there is a place you would like to see a field trip visit, or you would be interested in leading a trip, please contact the field trip coordinator.
Call for Award Nominations
We welcome the membership to nominate exceptional individuals for recognition at the coming GEAS Banquet in March. We have created a simple nomination form on Google forms that can be found here to make sure that we consider the contributions of all the people who are exemplary in our community. The board will consider all nominations in the categories of: 1) Conservation Award; 2) Educator of the Year; 3) Volunteer of the Year; 4) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Call for Small Grant Applications
GEAS is proud to continue its successful Small Grants Program this fall. The GEAS Grants and Awards Committee will be accepting applications for the coming grant cycle through December 12. The GEAS Board of Directors votes in January on funding decisions for applications, which generally are about $500. We welcome conservation, educational, or research projects to apply for consideration. The short application and further information can be found here.
My Kitchen Window by Hilda LarsonHilda Larson began writing a column for the Golden Eagle Audubon Society in the 1980s. She began writing a column for the Southwestern Idaho Birds Association in 2007. She also drew cartoons and sketches of birds and birders for the newsletters. She continued writing for both groups until her death in 2014.
Sue Norton and Cathy Eells have compiled a collection of Hilda Larson's columns and sketches from the newsletters. (Book design and layout by Niels Nokkentved.) It also contains a history of Al Larson and Hilda's project of setting up blue bird trails in Idaho.
The book will be of interest to people who like to watch birds and other wildlife and those who would like a glimpse into the world outside the windows in Hilda's life. She writes with great warmth, curiosity, and humor. Consider buying a copy for yourself and for the birdwatchers on your holiday shopping list.
You can order a copy by contacting Sue Norton at 378-4248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy Eells at 459-4435 or email@example.com. Copies are $13. Sue will mail one to you for $16. Proceeds will go to GEAS and SIBA.
Your membership provides GEAS, an all volunteer organization, the ability to do meaningful work in our community.