6. Surprise Valley Wildlife Area
Habitat: The wildlife area is comprised of 460 acres of mature big sage brush, antelope bitterbrush and scattered western juniper at the base of the Warner Mountains. Though this area is maintained primarily to protect important deer winter range, the wildlife area also provides important habitat for many bird species.
Birds: Golden Eagles, American Kestrels, Sage Sparrow, occasional Chukar sightings
Directions: From Cedarville, proceed approximately 9 mi S. on Co Rd 1, look on W. (R) side of road for tall sagebrush and roosting posts along the wildlife area fence. A small yellow sign marks the entry area near the gate. A small parking lot exists on the S.E. corner of the wildlife area, adjacent to the Co Rd 1.
Information: Surprise Valley Wildlife Area, contact the local Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist at 530 233-3581