Title

Birds of Prey Snake River Sanctuary: Along Idaho's Snake River, Raptors Have a Place of Their Own

Document Type

NCA Publications/News Articles, Brochures & Letters

Publication Date

1-1-1978

Journal Title/Publication Source

Our Public Lands

Issue Number

28

Page Numbers

3-7

Abstract

Each spring, as cheatgrass and ground squirrels emerge from the thawing desert soil, more than one thousand birds prey congregate in the sheltered canyonland along a severnty-five mile stretch of the Snake River in southwestern Idaho. The Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area, less than an hour's drive from the city of Boise, provides a valuable and unique nesting area for birds of prey. Here, golden eagles, prairie falcons, red-tailed hawks and ten other species of raptors find suitable nesting sites in the crevices of towering volcanic cliffs.

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Birds of Prey Snake River Sanctuary: Along Idaho's Snake River, Raptors Have a Place of Their Own

Each spring, as cheatgrass and ground squirrels emerge from the thawing desert soil, more than one thousand birds prey congregate in the sheltered canyonland along a severnty-five mile stretch of the Snake River in southwestern Idaho. The Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area, less than an hour's drive from the city of Boise, provides a valuable and unique nesting area for birds of prey. Here, golden eagles, prairie falcons, red-tailed hawks and ten other species of raptors find suitable nesting sites in the crevices of towering volcanic cliffs.