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Eastern Idaho Photographic Society

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Oxbow in Grand Teton National Park

Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park © Roger Heng, 2014

Federal and State Wildlife Refuges

A number of federal and state wildlife refuges can be found within a 3-hour drive from Idaho Falls. The refuges provide sanctuary for a variety of wildlife that can be photographed, such as owls, deer, moose, elk, swans, eagles, red foxes, sandhill cranes, coyotes, and porcupines. The following link lists all the federal wildlife refuges by state, with links to a website for each one.

National Wildlife Refuges

We are located in a flyway zone for many waterfowl and shorebirds. Some of these birds stay and nest in the refuges. You can contact the refuges for best times to view birds. Refuges also close some areas for bird nesting. The following link downloads a Microsoft Word file with a 3/21/2013 article from the Idaho Falls Post Register about where and when to photograph birds at the refuges.

Where to See Birds

Wildlife Refuge Photos