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2015-05-17 Moose-Wilson Road

Three-Toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalisThe Moose-Wilson Road skirts the western perimeter of the greater Jackson Valley just west of the Snake River. The northern end of the road ends at the Teton Park Road near the village called Moose, or Moose Junction. There have been reports of Black-Backed Woodpeckers seen in this area very recently so I checked it out. Black-Backed Woodpeckers seek burned out forested areas and up the spur road called Whitegrass Ranch Road, there are sections of the forests up “Death Canyon” that fit this description.

I failed to find the Black-Backed Woodpeckers, but I had some decent encounters with Mule Deer, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Three-Toed Woodpecker and Townsend’s Solitaire.

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