Wildlife you might see on a river trip…
Often we get the question what kind of wildlife might we see on our river trip… we live in such a special place and are surrounded by nature! General rule of thumb is wildlife is more active in the early and latter part of the day. During the heat of the day, often they are less likely to be seen….
The opportunities are seemingly endless. Throughout the Snake River corridor, the bird life is phenomenal! We see Bald Eagles, Osprey, Red Tail and many other types of hawks, Sand Hill cranes, Great Blue Heron, song birds galore, many species of ducks, woodpeckers, and don’t forget my favorite, the amazing little hummingbirds! Perhaps we will see a beaver busying his/herself on their never ending workload; or an otter family playful, shy and curious in the current, a great treat indeed!
Then we move to the land dwellers! Deer, Moose, Mountain Goats (specialty of the Snake River Canyon) Elk, Coyote, Fox, Bear, Wolf, Mountain Lion…. listed from more common sightings to a rare gift. I have been lucky enough to see all these creatures great and small while on the Snake River here in Jackson Hole! The thing about wildlife is we just never know! The more time you are able to be in the field, the better your chances will be!