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Southeast Region

Pocatello Greenway

Nearest Town: Pocatello
Site Size: 9 mi one-way

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-15 Exit #67; NW on 5th St for 0.5 mi; L (W) on Fredregill Rd; zero odometer; cross 4th St; stop sign at 0.2 mi; L (S) on S 2nd Ave through Ross Park and past zoo; mi 2 makes a 90 degree R turn; cross rr track; L at mi 2.4 into Edson Fichter Nature Area; greenway follows Portneuf River.

Description: The Portneuf Greenway begins north of Pocatello, just south of the Simplot plant. Breeding birds are plentiful along the trail. Species include: Canada Goose, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Wilson’s Snipe, Sandhill Crane, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Warbling Vireo, swallows, wrens, and sparrows.

More Information:
PGF (208) 234-4929
Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (208) 233-1525
www.pgfweb.com/menu.htm


Photos
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Loggerhead Shrike
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
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Sharp-shinned Hawk
Photo Copyright Camden Hackworth
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaObservation AreaNo Visitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaObservation AreaNo Visitor CenterInterpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
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Habitat
other Graph illustrating 25% 25%
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 75% 75%

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

    CranesGeese, Swans and DucksHawks and EaglesHummingbirdsShorebirdsShrikesSparrows and alliesSwallowsVireosWrens and Dipper

    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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