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Category: Banding

a group of about 20 students and a few parents stand at the top of Lucky Peak overlooking Boise. They are facing away over the valley, raising their arms into the air in celebration. The sun is setting with a beautiful orange glow
a closeup of a male Red Crossbill's head. His red feathers are glowing in the light, highlighted by the pure black background behind him. His sharp hooked bill shows the characteristic mismatched upper and lower mandibles.

2023 Lucky Peak Update

Our crew of dedicated technicians has outdone themselves this year with an excellent set of articles about our Lucky Peak fall migration project. This season was full of surprises including some very unexpected highs and some mysterious lows.

a small grayish hummingbird hovers in flight just over a person's outstretched palm. The photo was taken the moment the bird took off from the person's hand

Hummingbird Rebound!

As 2023 approached, we carefully devised a plan to recapture the magic of public banding days and rebuild our crew. We missed having you all there with us to share in the excitement and couldn’t wait to see everyone again!

sun setting over mountains casting multiple hues of orange, pink, blue and purple. Red paintbrush flowers and green sagebrush glow in the foreground

2022 Lucky Peak Update

The smokey, amber-washed evening of July 14th—pleasantly peppered with the chip notes of soon-to-be migrants, and the laughter of five technicians who had no idea just how grateful they’d be to have found each other—set the tone for what was to be a joyful, if ominously warm, autumn.

two fuzzy baby wood ducks swim in rippling water. Their larger mother is visible, blurred in the background