Field Trip: Long-billed Curlews
Limited to 12 participants
Cost: $25 for the field day with a biologist
Leader: Heather Hayes
Join GEAS for an excursion out in the field with Research Biologist Heather Hayes as we look for curlews. We will meet at 8 am sharp and carpool/caravan to curlew habitat with our local expert in the lead. It is recommended to bring binoculars, scopes, cameras, sturdy footwear, layers for the weather, rain jackets, gloves/hats, snacks and sunglasses. As always, there are no guarantees with these birds, but we did see them in this area last year the first week of April!
To compliment this excursion, Heather will give an engaging 40 minute presentation to the 12 participants on the evening of Thursday, April 18th. She will discuss the past, present and predicted future of the curlews in SW ID, along with their habits, behaviors and general biology. Additionally, she will talk about how the birds are trapped, satellite tracking, and how the public can check on where their local birds are located 24/7 through the tracking map.