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Southeast Region

Cedar Ridge Route Subloop

Nearest Town: American Falls
Site Size: 13 mile route

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

Access: Private. 4x4 vehicles recommended. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Rockland (S of American Falls), at blinking traffic signal, S on ID 37 for 2.1 mi; R (W) on unsigned King Ln; zero odometer; mi 2.3 L on Cedar Ridge Rd; mi 3.4 walk primitive side rd that heads L to top of Cedar Ridge; leave all gates as you found them; mi 4.1 stay L on Cedar Ridge Rd; mi 6.3 Cedar Ridge Rd ends at junction of Kuper Rd and Green Canyon Rd; turn L onto Kuper Rd to return to ID 37 or turn R onto Green Canyon Rd for 6 mi (high clearance vehicle needed).

Description: Bird the first 1.5 miles of Cedar Ridge Rd and look for Western Scrub-Jay, Gray and Dusky Flycatchers, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, and Chipping and Brewer’s Sparrows in Utah juniper habitat. Scan farmland for Sharp-tailed Grouse, Horned Lark, and Vesper Sparrow. When hiking the primitive side road, look for Ash-throated Flycatcher, Pinyon Jay, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Lark Sparrow. Along Green Canyon Road look for Calliope Hummingbird, Virginia’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, and Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees. In the forests, expect Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Tree Swallow. 50 to 70 species are possible. Surrounding land is private.

More Information:
BLM (208) 236-7500
American Falls Chamber of Commerce (208) 226-7214

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Western Scrub-Jay
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingNo FishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback 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?

other Graph illustrating 15% 15%
pinyon juniper/mt. mahogany Graph illustrating 30% 30%
sage/shrub Graph illustrating 55% 55%

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 N N N N AM
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N 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 TitmouseCorvidsGrouse and TurkeyHummingbirdsKinglets and GnatcatcherLarkSparrows and alliesSwallowsThrushesTyrant 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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