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A lot of wildlife can be seen from the park, even Bald Eagles http://peregrineflight.blogspot.com/2012/01/barber-park-boise-wildlife.html

More than 120 species have been identified in the park over the years, including Great Blue Heron (they roost just west of the park), common Mallard Ducks, Common Goldeneye, Black-chinned Hummingbirds etc are all seen.

The best time of day for wildlife viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon hours. Fox, squirrels, and garter snakes are the most commonly seen land animals.  Beaver, gray fox and muskrat are also present but rarely spotted as of course it is a perfect landscape for them to hide.  Deer are also spotted roaming the park in the fall and early spring.  Even Elk have been spotted.

See great images of the park wildlife and plans here:


Barber Park - Unofficial Guide - Floating - Event Center - Tube Rental

For more information please go to the Ada County Parks & Waterways website: https://adacounty.id.gov/Parks-Waterways