Nearest Town: Murphy
Directions: Follow directions and map from site SW14; S on ID 45 to Walters Ferry; cross Snake River and continue S on ID 78 to Murphy; 4.7 mi S of Murphy, at mp 34.1, turn R (SW) onto Silver City Rd.
Description: This 23-mile route takes you on a graveled road to the historic mining town of Silver City. Excellent spring and summer birding can be found along the way. Green-tailed Towhee are common in Silver City. Broad-tailed, Calliope, and Black-chinned Hummingbirds can be seen during early and late summer as well as Rufous Hummingbird during migration. A good place to visit is the cemetery just south of town for birds such as nesting Red-naped Sapsucker, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Warbling Vireo, and Black-throated Gray Warbler.
BLM (208) 384-3300
Kuna Chamber of Commerce (208) 922-9254