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NCA Field Trips » 10am - 12pm

Snake River Raptor Fest » 12pm - 5pm » THIS IS A FREE EVENT » NO TICKET NECESSARY. 

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NCA Field Trip!

The Snake River Raptor Festival field trip has filled up. Thanks to everyone who signed up. We’ll see you June 1st at 9:30am!

This two-hour field trip will run from 10 am to noon on Saturday June 1st, and will begin and end at Indian Creek Winery (location of Snake River Raptor Fest). The trip will include stops at Dedication Point (scenic Snake River Canyon overlook), and a ferruginous hawk nesting platform with nestlings. What to bring: appropriate clothing for the day's weather; sturdy shoes for short hikes; sunscreen; sunglasses; binoculars, if you own them (we will provide some for the trip). The trip will end as the Snake River Raptor Fest begins. There will be food trucks and beverages available at the Fest. Transportation for this trip will be a school bus, which holds 50 students. So, we are expecting to have enough room for ~35 attendees. This will be a free field trip. We have limited spots available, so we ask that everyone who signs up please be at Indian Creek Winery by 9:30 am. 

Live Music

Sawtooth Serenaders —12:15 - 2:15

Hillfolk Noir — 2:45 -4:45

Come out and support some great local musicians!

Food and Beverages

Indian Creek Winery will be providing wine (as well as the venue), and Lost Grove Brewing will be pouring cold beer.  

Bang on the Wall Burgers, Crisp, Melt, and the STIL will be serving amazing burgers and fries, globally eclectic food, and delicious ice cream. 

Water and soda will also be available at the Indian Creek Gift Shop and at the food trucks. Hydration stations will be  located throughout the venue.  


We will have reusable, stainless steel cups available for purchase at the BOPP booth,

and Indian Creek has plastic wine glasses with a Raptor Fest logo available in their gift shop!!   

Feel free to bring your favorite reusable cup.


Schedule of Short Presentations (short informal talks)

1:00pm — Heather Hayes, Research Biologist, Intermountain Bird Observatory 

"The Long-billed Curlew: Tracking A Species of Greatest Conservation Need"

2:00pm — Steve Stuebner, Award-winning Author and Morley Nelson Biographer

"Conservation and Recreation in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area"  

3:00pm — Mike Kochert, Scientist Emeritus, USGS, and the NCA's first Biologist

"Fifty Years of Studying Golden Eagles in Southwestern Idaho: What Have We Learned?"

4:00pm — Juli McCoy, Programs Manager for Canyon County Parks Cultural and Natural Resources

"What's Going on Out There? A History of Cultural Resources in the Snake River Canyon" 

Sponsors, Partners, Vendors and Special Guests!

Birds of Prey NCA Partnership - Host

Indian Creek Winery - Provider of Venue and Wine!

Lost Grove Brewing - Provider of Local Craft Beer

APLIC - Sponsor/Nonprofit

Idaho Power - Sponsor

Norman Nelson - Special Guest/Artist 

Bureau of Land Management - Partner

Golden Eagle Audubon - Partner/Nonprofit

Intermountain Bird Observatory - Partner/Nonprofit

Peregrine Fund: World Center for Birds of Prey - Partner/Nonprofit

Idaho Army National Guard - Partner

Celebration Park - Partner

Idaho Falconers Association - Partner/Nonprofit

Idaho Native Plant Society - Partner/Nonprofit

Southwestern Idaho Birders Association - Partner/Nonprofit

Kuna Historical Society - Nonprofit

Friends of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge - Nonprofit

Friends of the Owyhee - Nonprofit

Idaho Herpetological Society - Nonprofit

Mountain Metal Smith/Jessie Sherburne - Vendor

Wild Birds Unlimited - Vendor

BrightEye Art & KAOS - Vendor

Oma and Popies - Vendor

Chi E Shenam Westin - Vendor

Idaho Wild Rose Farm - Vendor

Bryce Robinson/Ornithologi - Vendor

Fly Fish Scott Photography - Vendor

IdahFinish Carpentry - Vendor

Lauren T Kistner Arts - Vendor


Celebrating the Morley Nelson

Snake River

Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

An event hosted by the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership

Event festivites


Live Birds of Prey

Meet the raptors of the NCA


Field Trips

Visit the NCA on guided field trips, 10:00am -12:00pm


Interactive Presentations 

Learn about the NCA and the birds that call home.


Games + Activities for Kids

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Live Music

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Beer sponsored by Lost Grove Brewing

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Wine sponsored by Indian Creek Winery

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Food Trucks 

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Raptor Fest Partners

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Venue Information

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Indian Creek Winery

1000 N McDermott Rd.

Kuna, ID 83634

Getting there:

From Boise take I-84 west to the Kuna/Meridian exit and follow Hwy 69 South for approximately 10 min. Turn right on Columbia and follow this until it crosses the tracks and dead ends on Greenhurst. Take a left on Greenhurst and an immediate right onto McDermott. Follow McDermott South for 3 miles until you see the winery on your left about 1/2 mile south of Deer Flat.


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