Calendar

2019 Events and Wildlife Calendar

2019 Events and Wildlife Calendar

Scheduled EVENTS are in all CAPS.

The wildlife dates below are average dates for bird and wildlife activities on the Refuge, based on many years of data. The actual date for any particular year may vary a week or more either side of the average date.

 

Month/Day What's Happening

 

Every Month         BOARD MEETING EVERY THIRD THURSDAY EXCEPT FOR DECEMBER

February 1             Great Horned Owls nesting

February 8             Bald Eagles numbers peak, they roost in trees near headquarters

February 23           COME TO ROOST AT CAMAS 4 P.M. TILL DARK.

March 1                 Red-winged Blackbirds begin establishing territories

March 1                 ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST BEGINS

March 5                 Sandhill Cranes return

March 10               Swans arrive in large numbers

March 15               Snow Geese in large numbers

March 20               Long-billed Curlews arrive

March 22               Tree Swallows arrive

March 25                Peregrine Falcons return to nest

April 1                    Ducks #s and diversity at its peak

April 4                    Franklin’s Gulls arrive

April 15                  Swainson’s Hawks return

April 20                  Yellow-rumped Warblers arrive

April 25                  Spring Shorebird numbers peak

April 25                  Sagebrush Sparrows Arrive

April 28                  Western Kingbirds arrive

May 15                   Bullock’s Orioles arrive

May 20                   Spring songbird migration peak activity 5/20-6/5

May 21-22              FOC AT THE IDAHO FALLS ZOO STEM DAYS 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

May 22                   Western Tanager numbers peak

May 20-27              BUCKS FOR BIRDS BIRDATHON-- ANY SINGLE DAY DURING MEMORIAL WEEKEND

May 28                   Sage grouse broods coming to Refuge to feed near wetlands

May 20                  Elk calving begins. You will start to see calves with mothers within a week or two                          

                              BIRDATHON POTLUCK PICNIC CELEBRATION

June 15                  Deer fawning begins. Fawns will start accompanying mothers shortly thereafter

June 1                    Common Nighthawks Arrive

                              XERCES MONARCH BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP. PUBLIC WELCOME

July 5                    Peak number of waterfowl broods visible on wetlands

July 15                  Young peregrine falcons take flight

August 15              Fall Shorebird numbers peak

August 20              Snowy Egret numbers peak

August 20              Wilson’s Warbler Numbers peak

August 20              Fall songbird migration peak activity 8/20-9/20

August 31              ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST CLOSES

                              ANNUAL BIRDS, BUGLES AND BRUNCH EVENT 0800-NOON

October 1              Sandhill Crane numbers peak in fall

October 25            Good numbers of elk showing up in and around Refuge

November 15        White-tailed deer rutting activity begins to peak 11/10 - 11/20

December 8           American Tree Sparrows arrive