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Fall Visitor Signup

Fall 2021 reservations are currently open.

As we continue to recover from the pandemic, we’ve worked with Boise State to implement safety protocols for all visitors in 2021. Please read the below information carefully.

COVID updates:

  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing facial coverings. This includes any children over 2 years of age.
  • Visitors should continue to physically distance themselves from others when possible. This is an outdoor station with plenty of room to spread out around the banding station. Please respect other visitors’ personal space.
  • All IBO staff and volunteers at this station have either completed their vaccination series or have undergone a COVID screening test prior to attending.
  • We are thrilled to be able to host visitors again! Please be aware that our station guidelines may be amended with short notice following Boise State policy based on changes in infection rates, the emergence of new variants, or changing local, state and federal guidelines. We will share any changes with registered visitors via email. Please follow all rules and signage posted to ensure we are able to continue to offer these visitor opportunities.

Please read the following instructions to sign up for a large group field trip (10+ people) or overnight camping trip (any group size) at our Lucky Peak field station.

Overnight Reservations

To support IBO staff time spent managing visitors, we have added a reservation processing charge for all overnight visitors who camp. Once you complete the form below, we will send a payment link to finalize your reservation. Please email for more information. (Educators, ask us about group scholarships).


  • Wall Tents: $25 each
  • Small Groups: $25
  • Large Groups: $50

If you aren’t quite sure what this project is all about, read our page Lucky Peak project page before beginning.

If you plan to visit with your family or a group smaller than 10 visitors, and are not camping, you do not need to fill out a registration form.

To Schedule Overnight Camping or a Large Group Field Trip to our Lucky Peak Station:

Use a laptop or tablet to register. The calendar on this page does not look good on phones :)

  1. Review the visitor calendar* at this link. Trips to Lucky Peak begin July 25th and end October 15th.
  2. Decide on time slot(s). Morning (songbirds), afternoon (hawks), evening (owls), or some combination of these.
  3. Decide on a date that works for you. Please schedule your visit at least 7 days in advance. Note, you may sign up for more than one date, however we reserve the right to limit your group to 1 field trip if there is high demand for spots (which is usually the case).
  4. Fill out this online registration form.
  5. If you need to cancel your trip, contact us immediately ( so that we can give your time slot to someone else. Our schedule fills up quickly and we don’t want to turn people away.


*We update our visitor calendar daily, however it is still possible that a day may be reserved and still appear on the calendar as ‘available’. If two groups register for the same day between calendar updates, the time stamp on the reservation form will be used to determine who gets the trip on a first-come-first-served basis.