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Southeast Region

Teton Pass Subloop

Nearest Town: Victor
Site Size: 0.5 mi one way

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Victor, 17 mi SE on ID 33; follow signs to Jackson; on the way up the pass, bird at numerous pull-outs and recreation sites along Trail Creek; on top of the pass, park in large parking area to the R (S) and walk S on rd marked “Wildlife Viewing Area” for 0.5 mi to communication tower.

Description: This route is very snowy in the winter and sometimes closed. Safe birding without skis is possible between May and Oct. Clark’s Nutcracker can be seen year-round. Cassin’s Finch, Red Crossbill, and Pine Siskin nest here. In spring and summer, watch for Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, White-crowned Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. Around wildflowers, look for Black-chinned, Calliope, and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. Calling for Boreal Owl may be worthwhile any time of the year.

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


Photos
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Boreal Owl
Photo Copyright Ryan Brady
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Clark's Nutcracker
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
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Red-breasted Nuthatch
Photo Copyright Camden Hackworth
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingNo FishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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Habitat
high elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 75% 75%
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 25% 25%

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 N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N AM
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 N N N N N N N N N N N N
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.

    Chickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesHummingbirdsKinglets and GnatcatcherNuthatches and CreeperSparrows and alliesTanagersThrushesWood WarblersWoodpeckers

    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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