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Birding in the Hagerman Valley

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Hagerman Valley shelters plentiful bird populations.

The Hagerman region is a bird-watchers paradise with tens of thousands of ducks moving into the Snake River and adjacent ponds during the winter and spring, bald eagles that winter in the region, and song birds that move through as migrants and summer residents.

To help novices understand the beauty of birding, Hagerman hosts an annual birding festival in February that provides several days of field tours and classroom sessions.  It’s called the Hagerman Birding Festival. See an article about the 2016 Hagerman Bird Festival, and watch for details about the 2017 event.

The Hagerman Wildlife Management Area and the Billingsly Creek unit of Thousand Springs State Park are two excellent locations for birding throughout the year.

For more information about birding in the region, contact the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Jerome, 208-324-4359.