144 different species of birds viewed in the Snake River Canyons Park. Bird watching is one of the most enjoyable activities in the world. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting started, there are a few tips that can help make your experience even more satisfying.

First and foremost, make sure you come prepared with all the right gear. Binoculars are essential for any bird watcher, as they allow you to get a better view of birds that may be far away. A field guide is also important, as it will help identify different birds that you may come across while out in the field.

When choosing a spot to watch birds from, look for areas that have plenty of trees or foliage; this will give you a better chance at spotting various species of birds. Also, if possible try to get higher up in order to get a better view; hilltops or tall buildings are great for this purpose.

Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather; depending on where you live this could mean anything from warm weather attire to heavier winter coats and gloves. Additionally, it’s always good practice to wear bright colors so other people know where you are and don't disturb your bird-watching session unintentionally.

Finally, don't forget to bring along some snacks and drinks! Bird watching often requires patience; set aside sufficient time and allow yourself plenty of breaks throughout your bird-watching trip so you can take in all the beautiful sights around you in comfort and enjoy your experience fully!

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Birds in the Area:

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-Winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Am. Wigeon
Common Merganser
Calif. Quail
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Rock Pigeon
E. Collored Dove
Mourning Dove
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern
Double-Crested Cormorant
A. Whte Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-Tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
A. Kestrel
Prairie Falcon
Western Kingbird
Western Wood-Pewee
Dusky Flycatcher
Say’s Phoebe
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend’s Solitaire
Hemit Thrush
E. Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
Americn Pipet
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
A. Goldfinch
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Bullock’s Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
MacGillvray’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Lazuli Bunting