10 Oct 2013
If you are looking for a place to schedule a migratory bird watching excursion, consider visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is home to several spots that are well worth a bird watcher’s attention. Here are a handful of travel suggestions to help you plan your stay.
For starters, consider reserving accommodations at our Teton Village Condos. They are beautifully appointed and offer easy access to the local birding hot spots. You’ll also have access to outstanding cuisine, spa services and shopping to help you unwind after a day well spent.
As far as the migratory bird watching goes, the first destination that should be on your itinerary is the Grand Teton National Park. It features five different habitat types. So you can be assured of seeing a variety of birds. There are also 11 spots within the park that tend to be productive viewing spots.
If you are looking for elegant trumpeter swans, the best spot is Two Ocean Lake. It’s a 2.4-mile long, glacially formed body of water that is accessible from a 6.4-mile trail. The trail’s terrain isn’t likely to leave you winded. The sight of the swans, however, just might.
Trumpeter swan in Jackson Hole
Are glimpses of swallows, waterfowl and raptors what you crave? Then the Blacktail Ponds Overlook is an excellent place to satisfy your appetite. You’ll also find waterfowl at Christian Pond and Oxbrow Bend. Additional places to spy raptors are Antelope Flats, Grand View Point, Menor’s Ferry and Cascade Canyon. For more sparrow sightings, try Willow Flats and the Taggart Lake Trail.
When you are finished bird watching in the Grand Teton National Park, consider heading on over to the National Elk Refuge. Oftentimes, you can catch sight of trumpeter swans and bald eagles. During the winter months, at select times, there are also complimentary tours on offer should you be so inclined.
For more information about booking a bird watching excursion at our Teton Village Condos, please contact us.