Nearest Town: Riggins
Directions: From Riggins, US 95 S for 9 mi to Pollock; 3 spots to look for Mountain Quail: FUZI RD: parallels US 95 to the E; N terminus is at US 95 mp 186.2, and S end is at US 95 mp 185.3; DENNY CREEK ACCESS RD: heads E from Fuzi Rd, ~0.1 mi N of Fuzi Rd’s southern end. SLAUGHTER GULCH: US 95 S to mp 183.9; R (W) onto FR 624. Check draws for quail.
Description: Mountain Quail are in the area all year, but easiest to see in the fall. Along the Little Salmon River, look for Common Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, and American Dipper. In ponderosa pine areas, White-headed Woodpecker have been seen. In spring and summer, watch for Say’s Phoebe, Western and Eastern Kingbirds, Yellow-breasted Chat, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, and Pine Siskin. Denny Ck Rd is also good for Wild Turkey, Gray Partridge, and Chukar.
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