Deep Creek and Dismal Creek Areas

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North of Lakeview, take Hwy 140 east for eight miles. Take Forest Road 3615 south for a short distance and take 3915 to Deep Creek and Dismal Creek Campground (17.5 miles). Continue east about 2.5 to 3 miles past Dismal Creek Campground, and go straight east on Forest Road 19 near where FS 3915 turns sharply south. Look for pockets of juniper and mountain mahogany (for Juniper Titmouse) along this road. Continue east and hook up with Big Valley Road. Continue south to Twenty Mile Road and it will return you north to Adel.


Habitat and Birds

This region takes you through forested areas that are a mix of pines and aspen. As you continue on, the road goes through juniper and mountain mahogany thickets. Red-breasted Sapsuckers are common inthe mixed forest. Check the juniper and mountain mahogany for Juniper Titmouse and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. These thickets often contain Longeared Owl as well. Other species you might come across on this route include Northern Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, Wild Turkey, Sandhill Crane, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson’s Phalarope, Forster’s Tern, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Vaux’s Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Williamson’s Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky & Hammond’s Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo (keep an eye out for Plumbeous Vireo), Clark’s Nutcracker, Pygmy Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Bullock’s Oriole.