The Southwestern Idaho Birders Association will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. Mike Kochert will present: “Fifty Years of Studying Golden Eagles in Southwestern Idaho: What Have We Learned?”

Kochert will discuss major findings of the long-term work on a Golden Eagle nesting population in southwestern Idaho and also will give an overview on Golden Eagle biology, eagle prey-habitat relationships, and responses of the nesting eagles to massive habitat and environmental changes that have occurred in the area during the last half century. He will also discuss the significance of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in southwestern Idaho where he has worked for nearly 50 years as well as his experiences during his career.

Kochert is an emeritus scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Boise and an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. He has been studying various facets of raptor ecology for the last 49 years, specifically in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

SIBA meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Deer Flat NWR Visitor Center in Nampa with the entrance at the corner of Roosevelt Ave. and Indiana Ave. All are welcome to attend.

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