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Southeast Region

Black Canyon Road Subloop

Nearest Town: Macks Inn
Site Size: 20 mile route

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

Access: Snow may limit vehicle access. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Macks Inn, N on US 20 for 1.7 mi; R at mp 394.3 on FR 059 (Big Springs Loop Rd); go 4 mi; at intersection of FR 059 and FR 066 zero odometer and go L onto FR 066 (Black Canyon Loop Rd) and continue to the intersection of FR 066 and FR 071 (mi 9); all roads beyond FR 071 are closed; backtrack to US 20.

Description: Red-naped Sapsucker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrush, Red Crossbill, and Pine Siskin can be seen regularly in late spring and summer. Listen for Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatchers during June. Coniferous forest may yield Northern Goshawk, Blue Grouse, Gray and Steller’s Jay, Townsend’s Solitaire, Pine Grosbeak, and Cassin’s Finch during the breeding season. In the fall, look for Clark’s Nutcracker and raptors.

More Information:
US Forest Service (208) 558-7301
Island Park Chamber of Commerce (208)558-7755


Photos
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Dusky Flycatcher
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
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Golden-crowned Kinglet
Photo Copyright Camden Hackworth
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Mountain Chickadee
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
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Stellar's Jay
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Facilities

General Services:
No 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
high elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 10% 10%
lodgepole pine Graph illustrating 90% 90%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
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 Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
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 TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesKinglets and GnatcatcherNuthatches and CreeperThrushesTyrant FlycatchersWoodpeckers

    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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