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Site Information Form
Site Location:
Site name Nearest town County State Website URL address for site or agency managing site

Approximate site size (specify acres or hectares)

Latitude/Longitude or GPS coordinates (optional):

Directions to site (please be specific! Write directions to the site from a major landmark, such as a highway or town. Zero your odometer and please clock the mileage appropriately.

Attach any additional information or maps (optional)

Primary Site Contact / Partner Information:
Name Organization Mailing Address Phone Fax Title E-mail

APPROVAL INFORMATION FOR SITE TO BE INCLUDED ON TRAIL Date permission was requested for site to be included on trail Who was contacted for site approval?

Who made the request for site approval?

Who gave site approval?

Date site was approved

Additional Contacts / People Knowledgeable About Site:
Name Name Name Phone Phone Phone E-mail E-mail E-mail

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SPECIES AND HABITAT INFORMATION, SITE EVALUATION, ETC.

Species found at the site (check all that apply):
Species category Shade best months for viewing
J J J J J J F F F F F F M M M M M M A A A A A A M M M M M M J J J J J J J J J J J J A A A A A A S S S S S S O O O O O O N N N N N N D D D D D D

Shade best time of day
AM AM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM PM PM ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY

√ if N/A

Waterfowl
(i.e., ducks, geese, swans)

Shorebirds
(e.g., curlew, sandpipers)

Waterbirds
(e.g., grebes, gulls, rails, herons)

Songbirds
(includes woodpeckers)

Raptors
(includes owls)

Upland birds
(e.g., grouse, quail)

Describe the birds at this site. Include habitat description, typical sightings, trends, times of year that are best, events…..please view the Idaho Birding Trail for examples of this narrative. Err on the side of writing too much….we can always edit a description down, but it is difficult to generate more description.

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** FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY ** Habitats found at the site (check all that apply): all of these must add to 100% Please note-we may only list the top two habitats in the book, so choose the top two habitats carefully.
Habitats
Riverine Riparian Marshes/Lakes/Ponds Sage/Shrub Ponderosa Pine Aspen Low Elevation Mixed Conifer Pinyon Juniper/Mt. Mahogany Cedar/Hemlock

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% of type

Habitats
High Elevation Mixed Conifer Grassland Agriculture Mt. Brush Lodgepole Pine Alpine Cliffs/Talus Other

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% of type

Comments (list adjacent off-site viewing opportunities that are nearby.)

Site Evaluation (indicate [Y]es or [N]o or rate as appropriate): Site resiliency. The site has the ability to withstand public use. If no, indicate reasons why: Legal access. The site has legal access to the public. Rate ease of site access. (1) easy – paved roads, well signed, etc.; (2) moderate – e.g., many turns,
unpaved road, obscure/lack of signage; (3) challenging – explain how/why:

Rate ease of birdwatching. (1) easy – pull up and get out; (2) moderate – e.g., must walk to
viewing sites; (3) challenging – explain how/why:

Educational significance. Site has educational signage or programming pertaining to birds. Restoration significance. Describe restoration needs and/or opportunities (can apply to both access improvement and/or ecological condition).

Special status. What makes this site special to birds? To other things?

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Site Information (please fill out as completely as possible): Admission charges (entry, parking, camping etc.)

Hours of operation (indicate seasonal changes)

Seasonality of site (indicate if access is seasonally restricted)

Guided tours or interpretive programs about birds or the area?

What other site information is available (bird checklist, etc.)?

Anything else (hazards, road closures, conflicting uses, etc.)?

Infrastructure: does the site have any of the following? Facility Disabled (check if present) accessible? Description of structure (ramp, pavement, etc.):
Parking Restrooms Public Telephone Trails Boardwalks Camping Developed camping Undeveloped/dispersed Picnic Areas Observation structures Visitor Center Interpretive materials Boat Ramp Concessions/rental Other _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

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** FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY ** Other Vital Information: Provide contact information for closest Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Development Council

URL/website for chamber

Approx. distance to nearest gas, food, and lodging

Historical attributes at or near site (e.g., long-standing continuous operation historic register building, connection to historic theme/event)

List any areas of geological significance at or near site

List significant recurring events of interest (with approximate dates)

Other reasons to visit the site (including rare plants, fish runs, large mammals, noteworthy reptiles or amphibians, etc.)

Are these other forms of outdoor recreation allowed on the site? Recreation Yes No Potential impact on birding or nature watching Hunting Fishing Water Sports OHV/ATV Organized Sports Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Other
If applicable, please list sources of information about the site/area (e.g., Roadside Geology of Idaho, p.23; Idaho Bird Distribution, p.42; A Birders Guide to Idaho, p.122; Flora of the Pacific Northwest, p.33) …

Thank you for your help! Please send to Sara Focht at the address below. Idaho Department of Fish and Game P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707 (208) 287-2750 (208) 921-6933 sfocht@idfg.idaho.gov
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