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Southeast Region

Aberdeen's Sportsmen's Park

Nearest Town: Aberdeen
Site Size: 30 acre

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Aberdeen, N on ID 39 for 0.8 mi; R (S) at mp 17 on Experiment Station Rd; travel 0.2 mi; L (E) on East Boat Dock Rd (1700 S); 2.5 mi to Sportsman’s Park.

Description: In spring, look for Common Loon and nearly 20 duck species. A large colony (~10,000 pairs) of Ring-billed and California Gulls is typically on nearby "Gull Island "by early May. Forster’s, Caspian, and Common Terns will also be found in the colony. If Big Hole Bay is flooded, spring migration also brings various grebes, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, and diving ducks. In July, look for Least and Western Sandpipers and Marbled Godwit. Baird’s Sandpiper arrive in large flocks around the first week of Aug. Watch for Stilt Sandpiper mixed in with Lesser Yellowlegs during Aug and Sept. Check mudflats during fall migration for over 30 species including Great Blue Heron, Great and Snowy Egrets, and Black-crowned Night-Heron. Bald Eagle can be seen during the winter.

More Information:
Bingham County Parks and Recreation (208) 782-3190
American Falls Chamber of Commerce (208)226-7214

Western Sandpiper
Photo Copyright Brian Currie
Marbled Godwit
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaObservation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaObservation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
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marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 80% 80%
other Graph illustrating 20% 20%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors Y Y Y N N N N N N N Y Y ALL
Shorebirds N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Songbirds N N N Y Y N N Y Y N N N AM
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N N N Y Y Y N N N N N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y Y N N N N N N 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 IbisesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesJaegers and GullsLoonPelicans and CormorantShorebirdsTerns


    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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