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Hummingbird Banding

Monday, July 29, 2019, 7:00 AM


Changes in 2019: We are only able to offer THREE public viewing days this year. This project needs money to continue, and without enough funding, our ability to offer these special hummingbird days to you are considerably decreased. If you love your experience at hummingbird banding, please consider making a donation. If you're able to donate please mail your donation to: Attn: Jessica Pollock - Hummingbird Project Intermountain Bird Observatory 1910 University Dr Boise, ID 83725-1515 If you would prefer to donate online with your credit card, please see: https://give.boisestate.edu/ibo You must select "Other Designation" and manually type in "Hummingbirds" in order for your donation to be routed to this project. If you don't manually designate it, the hummingbird project will not receive it. Come and observe Boise State's Intermountain Bird Observatory biologists banding hummingbirds near Idaho City. All ages are welcome! Please remember, you are at someone’s personal house. They have graciously allowed us to be there, so be respectful. Shuttle Procedure: With the increasing popularity of this project, you can imagine how much wear and tear hundreds of vehicles put on their private road each season. There is also an increased risk for a grass fire with dozens of vehicles parking directly on the tall grass in the hot weather. DO NOT DRIVE DIRECTLY TO THE HOUSE. There is free parking at a church in Idaho City– the Idaho City Christian Center (3853 Highway 21). If heading north (from Boise), the church will be on your right hand side, between the Sherriff’s office and the Fire Department. Turn right onto the paved driveway, and then there will be a gravel parking lot on your right (sort of behind the Sherriff’s office). Park in this gravel lot. There will be a sign where to wait for the shuttle (a 15 passenger van). The shuttle is first come, first served. If there isn’t a shuttle there, one will be there shortly. We will run the shuttle approximately every 20 minutes. The first shuttle will leave the church about 15 min before the event start time.  Returning – shuttles will leave the banding every 20-30 minutes to return to the church parking lot. We will announce when the last shuttle is. If you arrive after 10:00am, you can drive your vehicle directly to the house (directions at the bottom of this email), but note that there are very few, and potentially NO hummingbirds after 10:00 am. There are no restrooms or phone  to use at the church. Make sure to use the restroom at the visitor center (corner of Main St and Hwy 21…kitty corner to the gas station). These restrooms are open 24 hours. There are no restrooms at the house (unless in an emergency). Note, there is likely no cell service in Idaho City, so don’t rely on your phone (although there is sometimes one or two bars right near the visitor center). CANCELLING YOUR RESERVATION: Once registered, there are no refunds. In the event you need to CANCEL, please do so asap. Please don't be a NO SHOW....there are people on the waitlist. There are no refunds. HOW TO CANCEL:Just log in to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/login/?referrer=/mytickets/  Go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Or your order might show up on the front page.  Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration. We'll send you and the event organizer an email confirming the cancellation. It might not work from a mobile device, so in that case do it from a laptop. Other information: Please bring whatever you need to be happy OUTSIDE – food, drinks, warm clothes, and your camera! The location is higher elevation than the Treasure Valley, so expect temperatures to be 5-10 degrees colder than in town. Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign in and your reservation will be checked. Please do not bring additional people with you unless they also have a reservation. There are no public restrooms at the location, so please use the restroom in Idaho City

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hummingbird-banding-tickets-58821661172?aff=aff0eventful

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