Birding Field Trips

GEAS volunteers lead free field trips every month for members and the public. There are multiple opportunities each month, including full day excursions, a few hours birdwatching and litter pickup along the Greenbelt, a weekly birding club in the nicer months, and a family bird walk.

Full Day Birding Trips

Each month we try and offer a full day birding trip that are usually within general proximity of Boise. These trips are about enjoying birds and each other's company. We carpool as much as possible to reduce impact and so that we get to spend time sharing our passion for birds with one another.

Places we visit most years include, but are not limited to, Esther-Simplot Park, Ft Boise WMA, the Midvale Sage Grouse Lek, Sagehen Reservoir and Montour WMA, Dagget Creek (Al Larson Picnic), Owyhee Bluebird Trail, Hilda Larson Prairie Bluebird Trail, IBO’s fall migration station on Lucky Peak, Gulls at Boise Landfill, and CJ Strike Reservoir.

Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching & Litter Patrol

GEAS fulfills our commitment to keep a section of the Boise River Greenbelt clean while enjoying bird watching from March to October. We meet on the east side of town at Bown Crossing and spend abut 3 hours walking the greenbelt. Joins us for some good company and good birds, all while keeping our community clean.

Wednesday Morning Club 

Longtime GEAS member Kathy Barker-McCoy leads a birding club on Wednesdays mornings during the nicer months. Interested folks meet at a local coffee shop and head out to a different destination each week.  This is a low-key bird walk, focused on enjoying and learning about nature and birds.  The group normally spends two to four hours afield in places such as Eagle Island State Park, Indian Creek Reservoir, and more local birding hot-spots.

Family Bird Walks

This monthly bird walk is designed for children, families, and those interested in trying birding out.  We normally schedule this ~2 hour walk to take place the 2nd Sunday of each month at an area park or reserve. We provide binoculars and field guides to borrow. We have also created a 'Frequent Flyer Club' to encourage kids to keep engaging in nature.  Visit the Education & Outreach section for more information.

Please see the calendar for the next scheduled birding trip.

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.

Southwest Idaho Bird Checklist

Feel free to download and print our Southwest Idaho bird checklist. The checklist is in a 8.5 x 11 tri-fold format, making it easy to print from anywhere and carry in your pocket.


Southwest ID Bird Checklist.pdf

Printing Instructions:

To achieve double-sided brochure format, print checklist on a single sheet paper, then with page 1 face down, fold outer thirds in. If you find edges are being cut off during printing, make sure your printer is set to print without boarders.

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