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Research is at the core of IBO’s mission. We work with partners throughout the Intermountain West to monitor and conserve breeding bird populations in six states (and counting!). Our three banding stations form the foundation for our migration monitoring work in Southwestern Idaho.

Long Term Monitoring

Research Stations

We conduct long-term monitoring work at research stations throughout Idaho. These projects are open to the public, so be sure to come visit us soon.

Idaho City

Hummingbird Monitoring

Boise River Research Station

Diane Moore Nature Center

Lucky Peak Research Station

Read More about Lucky Peak Research Station
Our Research

Featured Projects

We monitor bird populations throughout the Intermountain West.

If this research sounds interesting to you, be sure to visit our jobs page to learn how you can work with us.

Do you need similar work done on a species in your region? Visit our professional services page to learn how you can partner with us on your next research or monitoring project.

View peer-reviewed research from these projects on our ResearchGate page

Anna's Hummingbirds

Idaho's Winter Hummingbird


Point Count Surveys

Hummingbird Monitoring

breeding season

Research Updates

Job Posting: Grassland Bird Community Technician
Job Posting: Montana and Idaho Avian Point Count Technicians
Job Posting: American Goshawk Seasonal Avian Technicians
What is an American Goshawk? Our Role in the Rising Interest in the Species
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