Nearest Town: Cottonwood
Directions: From Cottonwood, US 95 S; at mp 254.4, R (W) onto Twinhouse Rd (signed for “Weis Rock Shelter”); zero odometer; at 1.4 mi, L (S) on Grave Ck Rd; land on either side of rd is private until you reach the river; bird from Salmon River to Pine Bar Rec Area.
Description: During migration, 2 small ponds at mile 1.9 may have shorebirds and waterfowl. At milepost 2.6 is an old orchard. Just past the curve at mile 3.5, use the large pull-out and look for Cordilleran, Willow and Dusky Flycatchers, Veery, Cassin’s Vireo, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, and Spotted Towhee. At mile 3.8 is a tiny marsh covered in brush; listen and look for warblers. At the Weis Rock Shelter (7.2 mi) watch for Yellow-breasted Chat. The confluence of Grave Creek and Rock Creek (7.9 mi) is often good birding. Where Grave Creek joins the Salmon River upstream from Pine Bar Recreation Area look for Common Merganser, Chukar, Lewis’s Woodpecker, and Canyon Wren. White-throated Swift can be seen on cliffs along creek and river.
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