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Southeast Region

Cedar Ridge Route Subloop

Nearest Town: American Falls
Site Size: 13 mile route

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

Access: Private. 4x4 vehicles recommended. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Rockland (S of American Falls), at blinking traffic signal, S on ID 37 for 2.1 mi; R (W) on unsigned King Ln; zero odometer; mi 2.3 L on Cedar Ridge Rd; mi 3.4 walk primitive side rd that heads L to top of Cedar Ridge; leave all gates as you found them; mi 4.1 stay L on Cedar Ridge Rd; mi 6.3 Cedar Ridge Rd ends at junction of Kuper Rd and Green Canyon Rd; turn L onto Kuper Rd to return to ID 37 or turn R onto Green Canyon Rd for 6 mi (high clearance vehicle needed).

Description: Bird the first 1.5 miles of Cedar Ridge Rd and look for Western Scrub-Jay, Gray and Dusky Flycatchers, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, and Chipping and Brewer’s Sparrows in Utah juniper habitat. Scan farmland for Sharp-tailed Grouse, Horned Lark, and Vesper Sparrow. When hiking the primitive side road, look for Ash-throated Flycatcher, Pinyon Jay, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Lark Sparrow. Along Green Canyon Road look for Calliope Hummingbird, Virginia’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, and Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees. In the forests, expect Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Tree Swallow. 50 to 70 species are possible. Surrounding land is private.

More Information:
BLM (208) 236-7500
American Falls Chamber of Commerce (208) 226-7214


Photos
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Ash-throated Flycatcher
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
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Western Scrub-Jay
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Facilities

General Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingNo 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
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Habitat
other Graph illustrating 15% 15%
pinyon juniper/mt. mahogany Graph illustrating 30% 30%
sage/shrub Graph illustrating 55% 55%

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

    Chickadees and TitmouseCorvidsGrouse and TurkeyHummingbirdsKinglets and GnatcatcherLarkSparrows and alliesSwallowsThrushesTyrant FlycatchersWood WarblersWoodpeckers

    Legend

    SeasonAbundanceRegion
    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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