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East Central Region

Tower Creek Bottoms

Nearest Town: Salmon
Site Size: 110 acres

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

Access: Open April-November. Snow may limit vehicle access. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From U.S. Highway 93 at milepost 316.5, turn south onto gravel road, which quickly winds downhill for 0.1 mile to an open landing. Park here and follow any of several foot trails that lead into the cottonwood forest.

Description:

More Information:
BLM (208) 756-5400
Salmon Chamber of Commerce 1-800-727-2540


Photos
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Common Nighthawk
Photo Copyright Fred & Melly Zeillemaker
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Nashville Warbler
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
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Red-naped Sapsucker
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback 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
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 90% 90%
sage/shrub Graph illustrating 10% 10%

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 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Songbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Upland Birds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Waterbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N 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.

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGoatsuckersGrosbeaks and BuntingsGrouse and TurkeyHummingbirdsKingfisherShorebirdsSwallowsThrushesVireosWaxwingsWood WarblersWoodpeckersWrens and Dipper

    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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