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Alpha Flag Code: LH
Capture date: 5-3-18
Sex: Male
Location: 20 Mile South Farm near Boise, Idaho

Namesake: Heather Hayes had spent a long time focused on finding Jack’s nest, but then she heard another bird calling from across the farm road. She didn’t want to miss a nest switch, so she hunkered down for 15 mins to stay out of sight and watch for activity. Eventually when she stood up, this guy popped up like a jack in the box!


two biologists hold a long billed curlew
Biologists Heather Hayes and Jay Carlisle attach Jack’s transmitter. Photo by Stephanie Coates