Nearest Town: Carey
Site Size: 400 acres
Directions: From the junction of US 20/ID 75, E on US 20 for 18.5 mi to Carey; L (N) on US 93/26; go for ~3 mi; look for sign; R at mp 207.3 onto gravel rd that leads to parking lot.
Description: Carey Lake WMA is a shallow 400 acre lake and marsh. It is situated in the northwest corner of the southeastern Idaho lava desert. The WMA provides an important stopover for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds as well as breeding and rearing habitat for resident birds. Primarily waterfowl present, with dense spring populations of Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal, and nesting Canada Goose. Other waterbirds (Sandhill Crane, American Bittern, Virginia Rail, Sora, Pied-billed Grebe) and shorebirds (American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Semipalmated Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs) are observed regularly at this location, while American White Pelican, Hooded Merganser, and American Pipit are seen occasionally. Songbirds are present throughout the spring and early summer; most common are Red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Marsh Wren, and Western Meadowlark.
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