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Southwest Region

Ted Trueblood Wildlife Area

Nearest Town: Grand View
Site Size: 320 acres

Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Year-round. Seasonal nesting closure. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From the intersection of ID 78/ID 67 in Grand View, follow ID 67 (Roosevelt Ave) N 1.4 mi; L (W) into parking lot; another viewing area can be accessed by continuing N on ID 67 for 0.5 mi; L on Shaw Ln for 0.6 mi; viewing area on L.

Description: This reservoir, is bordered by marshes, ponds, and wildlife food plots. Ducks, geese, wading birds, and shorebirds can number in the thousands during migration periods. Waterfowl and shorebirds linger until late Dec freeze-up. Shorebirds include American Avocet and Black-necked Stilt. Common nesters include Cinnamon Teal and Burrowing and Long-eared Owls. American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Great and Snowy Egrets, Franklin’s and Herring Gulls, and Caspian, Forster’s and Black Terns may also be present. Dunlin are regular in late fall/early winter. Sora and Virginia Rail are commonly heard except coldest months. Sparrows are best viewed in late fall to early spring; species include American Tree, Swamp, Savannah, and Vesper. Winter raptors include Harlan’s Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, and all falcons except Gyrfalcon.

More Information:
BLM (208) 845-2324
Mountain Home (208) 587-4334

Common Goldeneye
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Forster's Tern
Photo Copyright Brian Currie
Herring Gull
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaObservation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsHuntingNo FishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
What do these icons mean?

marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 70% 70%
other Graph illustrating 10% 10%
ponderosa pine Graph illustrating 20% 20%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Shorebirds N N N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N ALL
Songbirds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Upland Birds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Waterbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y ALL
Target Species for this Site

Select a species from the list to view other sites on the Idaho Birding Trail Sites this species may be observed.

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesGeese, Swans and DucksGrosbeaks and BuntingsHawks and EaglesJaegers and GullsOwlsPelicans and CormorantShorebirdsShrikesSparrows and alliesTanagersTernsThrashers


    R - Resident 1 - Abundant, easily found s - Statewide
    M - Migrant 2 - Common, but sometimes difficult to find e - Southeast
    W - Winter 3 - Uncommon or local w - Southwest
    S - Summer 4 - Rare or very local c - Central
    5 - Casual, 3-10 accepted records p - Panhandle (North)
    6 - Accidental, 1-2 accepted records
    7 - Experimental
    (B) - Documented breeding evidence(End) - Threatened or Endangered
    (b) - Circumstantial breeding evidence(Int.) - Introduced species

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