Rimrock Springs WMA

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Rimrock Springs Wildlife Management Area is located on Hwy 26 between Madras and Prineville. From Madras, travel south on Hwy 97 to the Jct. of Hwy 26. Take 26 SE (follow the signs to Prineville). About 10 miles down this road is a wayside a hiking trail to access the wildlife area. You should consider traveling a mile further toward Prineville and looking for a paved road called Ramms Rd. (this is labeled Grizzly Rd on some maps). Take this road for ¾ of a mile and turn left on NFD Rd. 1270. This will take you to a parking area and better access to the wildlife area.

(This area is in the Utopia Christmas Bird Count Circle)

For more information contact::Crooked River National Grassland, 813 Southwest Highway 97, Madras, Oregon 97741 (541) 475-9272


Habitat and Birds

A series of reed fringed pools surrounded by juniper forest and sage- brush. This is a good area for ducks, rails and Northern Harriers. The open juniper forest is home to many Brewers Sparrows and Mountain Blue- birds with Sage Thrashers in the denser sagebrush. Others include Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon and Virginia Rail.

Rarities include Burrowing Owl, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Swamp Sparrow, American Bittern, Sagebrush Sparrow, and Tricolored Blackbird.