Wildlife Mapping Report for September 24, 2017: Snake River Float Trips

Our Snake River float trips are starting to wind down, as winter is on its way to Wyoming! This week, we floated for 8 miles and saw 30 species along the river. The Snake River always allows for excellent wildlife viewing, even when it’s not prime floating season. Our most commonly seen species were the Canadian Goose, The Common Merganser and the Mountain Bluebird. We also saw 7 Bald Eagles, which is always a treat. If you enjoy bird and wildlife watching, be sure to plan on joining us on a float trip next year. Soon, we will begin packing away our boats for the season and getting our winter gear ready. snake river float trips

Canada Goose 27
Mallard 8
Barrow’s Goldeneye 2
Common Merganser 12
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 7
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Franklin’s Gull 1
Belted Kingfisher 8 (3 individuals at Fish Creek confluence and 5 other individuals on remainder of route.)
Northern Flicker 2
Western Wood-Pewee (1 bird was catching insects in trees surrounding the Snake River Ranch camp. Very good views of flycatcher with no eyering and darker plumage with light wingbars.)
Flycatcher sp. 1
Vireo sp. 1
Black-billed Magpie 5
American Crow 2
Common Raven 3
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
American Dipper 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Mountain Bluebird 15
American Robin 4
Cedar Waxwing 1
Yellow Warbler 5 (4 males and 1 female located in willow and cottonwood breaks at Snake River Ranch camp 8 miles south of Wilson, WY)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Song Sparrow 1
Pine Siskin 5
American Goldfinch 1
American Beaver