The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) was established by Congress in 1993 to preserve wildlife habitat and provide other compatible uses of the land. More than 700 pairs of raptors nest each spring along 81 miles of the Snake River Canyon. Cliffs tower to 700 feet above the Snake River, providing countless ledges, cracks and crevices for nesting raptors.
Photo Credit: Bob Wick
While the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is open year-round, the best time to visit is mid-March through June. In March watch for eagle flight displays; in May for chick feeding; and the first week of June for fledging of the young.
Photo Credit: Antonia Hedrick, BLM