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Invasive bushes in Decatur killing cedar waxwings

First it’s Yews killing our deer and now Nandina killing birds, please check out the following article.

Invasive bushes in Decatur killing cedar waxwings
Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart March 3, 2017

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Last April, Decatur resident Charles Reid found a flock of dead cedar waxwings outside of Decatur High School’s front entrance.

The Bird Nest on Airbnb

 Introducing The Bird Nest. AIDA’s latest endeavor in raising money for injured and orphaned wildlife. Do you have friends/relatives visiting or know of anyone coming to Boise for special events, etc.?

Please tell them about our rental on Airbnb for a wonderful stay in a most unique space.

The Bird Nest welcomed its first guest in August 2017 and we have been most fortunate with all of our reservations to date.

All monies earned from our rental go directly back into AIDA to fund our mission. It is located in the upstairs of the Ruth Melichar Bird Center. Please check out The Bird Nest on website below.

Entire home/apt in Boise, United States. Nestle in a remodeled 1910 barn loft. 1250 sq.ft. Beautiful views, peace, quiet and warm feeling throughout. Sits above a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center for injured/orphaned birds. Your cozy nest overlooks the 11th hole and lake on Quail Hollow Golf Course. Enjoy the sunsets on the deck and look over the city of Boise. Beautiful setting in the Boise foothills. Its charm and ambience is beyond category.
Biking, hiking, dining, wining. . .everything at your fingertips within 5-15 min…

Western Screech Owl

This Western Screech Owl was found in the middle of 8th St. near Foothills Learning Center. Other than appearing a bit stunned, this lucky owl had no injuries and after 24 hours and a flight test; it was released back in the area it was found. It immediately flew and landed on this large tree so it could give it’s rescuer/releaser, ‘the ol’ stink eye’. We are so happy this story had a happy ending!

‘FIRST STUDENT HELPING HANDS’ helps us help wildlife!

‘FIRST STUDENT HELPING HANDS’ helps us help wildlife!

Jennifer Rockwell [right], director of the Ruth Melichar Bird Center, accepts a donation of $430 from Penny Dickson on behalf of herself and all the drivers for First Student Helping Hands. Penny and her co-workers are the people ‘keeping our kids safe to and from school’.

AIDA is so grateful to have been the chosen beneficiary of their kindness and obvious concern for Idaho’s injured and orphaned wildlife.

Thank you First Student Helping Hands, your generosity is deeply appreciated for our soon to be, busy baby season.

Ring-necked Duck

This male Ring-necked Duck was hit by a car in Canyon County and found stuck in the grill.
Mr Miracle managed to survive the collision with no fractures, only pelvic bruising. He is in good flesh and will be watched and kept until ready for release, which will be sooner than later due his amazing survival skills. Many of his species are seen around Boise and the valley in the winter months.

Happy Holidays to You and Yours

We couldn’t do this without you!

Our Merriest of Merry Christmas wishes

To you and yours this Holiday Season!

This orphaned Coot was found in pretty bad shape as a hatchling. Its prognosis was poor, but with the excellent care by Susan and Jennifer and the rest of our bird center staff; this little guy flourished and was released. (see coot video on this site)