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Seven Devils

Nearest Town: Riggins
Site Size: 214,000 acres

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

Access: Open July-October. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Riggins, US 95 S ~2 mi; R (W) onto FR 517; go 17 mi up the steep gravel rd to Windy Saddle Trailhead.

Description: The Seven Devils are only accessible from July-Oct. Migrating and flocking songbirds may be present from mid-July on, and migrating raptors may be seen later (especially Sept-Oct). Look for Red-tailed hawk, Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Blue and Spruce Grouse, American Three-toed and Hairy Woodpeckers, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Clark’s Nutcracker, Gray Jay, Varied and Hermit Thrushes, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Townsend’s Solitaire, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, and White-crowned and Chipping Sparrows.

More Information:
USFS (208) 839-2211
Riggins Chamber of Commerce (208) 628-3778

7 Devils
Photo Copyright Idaho Travel Council
7 Devils
Photo Copyright Idaho Travel Council
Townsend's Solitaire
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Pine Siskin
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Northern Goshawk
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Clark's Nutcracker
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaObservation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive 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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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 Y Y Y Y N N
Shorebirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Songbirds N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N
Upland Birds N N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N
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 EaglesNuthatches and CreeperSparrows and alliesTanagersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersWood WarblersWoodpeckers


    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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