Nature Mapping Report for August 23, 2017: Snake River Float Trips

Snake River Float Trips

Sometimes even we forget how truly lucky we are to be surrounded with the stunning natural beauty and exceptional wildlife we experience each and every time we’re on one of our Snake River float trips. After all, how many others can say they’ve floated down 8 exquisite miles of the renowned Snake River, the morning sun reflecting off the cool water, Black-billed Magpies calling from the conifers above, catching a glimpse of a chipmunk scurrying along the forest floor. Those that joined us on our most recent Snake River float trip in Jackson Hole were able to experience just that.

It was a wonderful week for bird watching on this week’s float trip down the Snake River. Spotted Sandpipers were abundant and we saw dozens of them darting along the shore. We also saw lots of Cinnamon Teal Ducks, their reddish plumage shining in the morning sun. And we saw plenty of what everyone loves to see on a Jackson Hole float trip: thirteen Bald Eagles graced us with their presence, looking majestic as ever in the late summer surroundings.

To experience the excitement and beauty of Jackson Hole in a unique way, join us on our next Snake River float trip. You won’t be disappointed!


8.0 miles
28 species

Cinnamon Teal 35
Mallard 2
Barrow’s Goldeneye 14
Common Merganser 57
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 13
Killdeer 9
Spotted Sandpiper 32
Solitary Sandpiper 2
California Gull 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 3
Western Wood-Pewee 12
Dusky Flycatcher 1
Black-billed Magpie 3
Common Raven 3
Tree Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
American Dipper 1
American Robin 11
Cedar Waxwing 4
Yellow Warbler 14
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Western Tanager 1
Least Chipmunk 1