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Southeast Region

Hawkins Reservoir

Nearest Town: Virginia
Site Size: 15 acres

Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: May dry up in late summer/early fall. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-15 Exit #36; 8.8 mi W on Virginia Rd (Hawkins Rd); L into reservoir parking lot. A foot trail crosses the dam and continues around the reservoir in the sagebrush habitat.

Description: The reservoir is surrounded by juniper hills and agricultural fields. Common Loon and dabbling ducks can be seen during spring migration. Look for Juniper Titmouse and Pinyon Jay breeding in juniper habitat surrounding the campground. Shorebirds use the reservoir during migration (fall is better than spring) with numbers peaking in July-Sept. Sharp-tailed Grouse present.

More Information:
BLM (208) 478-6341
Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (208) 233-1525


Photos
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Blue-winged Teal
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
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Greater Yellowlegs
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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Habitat
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 90% 90%
other Graph illustrating 5% 5%
sage/shrub Graph illustrating 5% 5%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors N N N N N N N N N N N N
Shorebirds N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
Songbirds N N N N Y Y Y N N N N N AM
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N ALL
Waterfowl N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N ALL
Target Species for this Site

Select a species from the list to view other sites on the Idaho Birding Trail Sites this species may be observed.

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsGeese, Swans and DucksGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesLoonShorebirdsSparrows and alliesThrushes

    Legend

    SeasonAbundanceRegion
    R - Resident 1 - Abundant, easily found s - Statewide
    M - Migrant 2 - Common, but sometimes difficult to find e - Southeast
    W - Winter 3 - Uncommon or local w - Southwest
    S - Summer 4 - Rare or very local c - Central
    5 - Casual, 3-10 accepted records p - Panhandle (North)
    6 - Accidental, 1-2 accepted records
    7 - Experimental
    (B) - Documented breeding evidence(End) - Threatened or Endangered
    (b) - Circumstantial breeding evidence(Int.) - Introduced species


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