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10. Upper South Fork of the Pit River

10. Upper South Fork of the Pit River Map

Habitat: The South Fork of the Pit River runs through a narrow canyon flanked by steep cliffs and talus slopes. The two pullouts are located on the south side of the highway in cottonwood and willow forest with a series of large pine towering over the hardwoods. The north side of the road has a gentle toe slope with a pine, sage and mountain mahogany stand before rising to steep talus slopes and sheer cliffs; this area provides additional upland birding opportunities adjacent to the birding trail site. Bring Waders for better access of the site during times of low run-off.

Birds: Belted Kingfishers, Townsend's Solitaires, Bald Eagles

Directions: From Likely, travel 8.5 mi E. on Co Rd 258/FS 64 to two pull- outs on the S. side of the Rd.

Information: Modoc National Forest, 530-233-5811

Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend's Solitaire