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Southeast Region

Teton Valley Subloop

Nearest Town: Driggs
Site Size: 20 mile loop

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: In Driggs, at Key Bank (cross street is E Little Ave to the E and W Buxton Rd to the W), zero odometer; go S on ID 33; at mi 0.7 (mp 142) turn R (W) on S Bates Rd; mi 4 cross Teton River; stay L; mi 4.2 park in pull-out on L; mi 5 turn L (S) on 400 W; mi 7.0 rd curves right; mi 7.5 turn L on 450 W; mi 8.6 scan small pond; mi 9.1 turn L (E) on 575 S to ID 33; L on ID 33 to Driggs. Sidetrip: zero your odometer at junction 450 W and 575 S; turn R (W) on 575 S; mi 0.3 stay L, at mi 0.6 stay R, at mi 0.7 stay L, at mi 0.8 stay R; at mi 1.1 walk the rutted dirt road. For winter birding, return to Driggs, and follow ID 33 N; L (S) on Cache Rd (Main St in Tetonia).

Description: This route takes you through a high-elevation valley. Highlights are Trumpeter Swan, Sandhill Crane, and Common Grackle. In mid-Sept, thousands of Sandhill Cranes congregate by the river.

More Information:
USFS (208) 354-2312
Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce (208) 354-2500


Photos
sandhill-crane--IDFG.jpg
Sandhill Crane
Photo Copyright IDFG
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Trumpeter Swan
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Facilities

General Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsHuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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Habitat
agriculture Graph illustrating 30% 30%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 40% 40%
other Graph illustrating 30% 30%

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 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
Songbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
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.

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCranesGeese, Swans and DucksGrosbeaks and BuntingsHawks and EaglesHummingbirdsKingfisherLarkOwlsShorebirdsShrikesSparrows and alliesTanagersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersVireosWaxwingsWood Warblers

    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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