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Southwest Region

Adin Hall/Hot Springs Creek Reservoirs

Nearest Town: Mountain Home
Site Size: 37.5 acres

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

Access: May dry up in late summer/early fall. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Mountain Home, E on I-84 Exit #99; avoid driving on all dirt roads if wet; ADIN HALL RESERVOIR: go 6.3 mi E on Old Oregon Tr Rd; park on unmarked gravel rd (N side of rd) 0.1 mi before rd forks; walk N to top of dam to view reservoir. ADIN HALL POND: continue E on Old Oregon Tr Rd; R (S) at fork and go ~0.5 mi to dirt rd leading to the E; R (E) on this unmarked dirt rd and proceed to pond. HOT SPRINGS CREEK RESERVOIR: backtrack to fork and turn R at fork; go ~1 mi and turn L (N) on Teapot Rd for 2.4 mi; turn L onto dirt rd and go 0.3 mi to reservoir.

Description: Adin Hall Reservoir is a Danskin Mtn snowmelt catchbasin for the nearby industrial agricultural fields. This reservoir can have excellent shorebirds in July when not drained too early or heavily, and good waterbirding in the spring. Year-round species include Red-tailed Hawk and Golden Eagle. During the winter, it is common to see Rough-legged Hawk. During migration, Sanderling, Western, Least and Baird’s Sandpipers, Long-billed Curlew, American Avocet, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Eared, Western, and Clark’s Grebes.

More Information:
BLM (208) 384-3300
Mountain Home (208) 587-4334


Photos
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Golden Eagle
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
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Redhead
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
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Baird's Sandpiper
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking 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
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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 N N 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 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Target Species for this Site

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    Geese, Swans and DucksGrebesHawks and EaglesShorebirds

    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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