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Southeast Region

Diamond Creek

Nearest Town: Soda Springs
Site Size: 20 mi route

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From US 30 in Soda Springs, follow ID 34 N for 11 mi; R (E) at mp 69.9 on Blackfoot River Rd; zero odometer; drive 10.4 mi to the L turn in the rd; stay on Blackfoot River Rd; rd is gravel in 0.5 mi; pass Mill Canyon campground at mi 13.7; mi 14.7 Blackfoot River WMA; re-zero odometer; at mi 1.5, turn R (S) on Diamond Creek Rd (FR 102); mi 8 enter the Caribou-Targhee NF; mi 16.9 keep to R; follow sign for FR 102; at mi 22.6, 2 CHOICES: 1) to return to US 30; stay R (W) at mi 22.6; follow Georgetown Canyon Rd; stay L at the fork; follow Stringtown Rd to US 30 in the town of Georgetown. 2) continue to the Elk Valley Marsh; L (SE) at mi 22.6; follow signs for Crow Creek; S on FR 111 to intersection with FR 147; L (E) on FR 147 to marsh (see site #32).

Description: Scenic mountain creeks bordered by aspen trees and surrounded by coniferous forest. Sandhill Crane, Canada Goose, and a variety of dabbling ducks can be seen at Diamond Creek during the breeding season and early fall.

More Information:
USFS (208) 547-4356
Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce (208) 547-4964

Blue-winged Teal
Photo Copyright Camden Hackworth
Canada Goose and Mallard
Photo Copyright Terry Gray

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsHuntingFishingNo Water SportsOHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
What do these icons mean?

aspen Graph illustrating 30% 30%
low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 55% 55%
other Graph illustrating 15% 15%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors N N N N N N N N N N N N
Shorebirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Songbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N AM
Upland Birds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Waterbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Waterfowl N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 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.

    Geese, Swans and Ducks


    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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