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Southwest Region

Owyhee Upland Backcountry Byway

Nearest Town: Grandview
Site Size: 101 miles

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

Access: Open late May - October 31. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-84 Exit #95 at Mountain Home; SW on ID 67 to Grand View; SE on ID 78 ~1 mi to Mud Flat Rd; R (S) on Mud Flat Rd; follow Mud Flat Rd SW nearly to the Oregon border (turns into Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway); Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway veers N near Oregon border and becomes Juniper Mountain Rd; follow N to Jordan Valley; US 95 N back to I-84. Plan on most of a day for this trip.

Description: I-84 Exit #95 at Mountain Home; SW on ID 67 to Grand View; SE on ID 78 ~1 mi to Mud Flat Rd; R (S) on Mud Flat Rd; follow Mud Flat Rd SW nearly to the Oregon border (turns into Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway); Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway veers N near Oregon border and becomes Juniper Mountain Rd; follow N to Jordan Valley; US 95 N back to I-84. Plan on most of a day for this trip.

More Information:
BLM (208) 384-3800
Mountain Home Chamber of Commernce (208) 587-4334
itd.idaho.gov/byways/online.brochure/12owyhee/owyhee.htm


Photos
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Owyhee Upland Backcountry Byway
Photo Copyright Terry Rich, USFWS
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Brewer's Sparrow
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
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Rock Wren
Photo Copyright Brian Currie
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Silver City
Photo Copyright Randy Craig
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War Eagle Peak
Photo Copyright Terry Rich, USFWS
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Owyhee Upland Backcountry Byway
Photo Copyright Terry Rich, USFWS
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Silver City cemetery
Photo Copyright Randy Craig
Facilities

General Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking 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
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Habitat
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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 N N N N N N
Shorebirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Songbirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
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.

    Hawks and EaglesShorebirdsSparrows and alliesThrushesTyrant FlycatchersWood WarblersWrens and Dipper

    Legend

    SeasonAbundanceRegion
    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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