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Southeast Region

American Falls Fish Hatchery

Nearest Town: American Falls
Site Size: 120 acres

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

Access: Year-round. Open sunrise - sunset. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-86 Exit #40; N onto ID 39; cross dam; L (W) on Lamb-Weston Rd; L (S) on Fish Hatchery Rd for 1.0 mi.

Description: A 3/4 mile nature/birding trail takes you through Russian olives down along the river. During the winter, the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society maintains two bird feeders (Stations 10 and 5) that attract many seed eaters, as well as predators hunting them. Breeding Eastern and Western Kingbirds, Bullock’s Oriole, and Yellow Warbler. During the summer, Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teal, Virginia Rail, and Barn and Great Horned Owls. During the winter, Northern Flicker, Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and White-crowned Sparrow can be seen near the feeders.

More Information:
IDFG (208) 226-2015
American Falls Chamber of Commerce, 208-226-7214


Photos
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Eastern Kinglbird
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
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Great Horned Owl
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
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White-crowned Sparrow
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo 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 10% 10%
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 90% 90%

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

    Blackbirds and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksOwlsRails and CootsSparrows and alliesTyrant FlycatchersWaxwingsWood 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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