Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
5000 Victory Ln
Melba, ID 83641
Natural Area: Bike, Birding, Camp, Hike, History, Horse, Picnic, Water Sports, Wildlife
The deep canyon of the Snake River, with its crags and crevices and thermal updrafts, is home to the greatest concentration of nesting birds of prey in North America – and perhaps, the world. The BLM’s mission at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) is to preserve this remarkable wildlife habitat, while providing for other compatible uses of the land. Some 800 pairs of hawks, owls, eagles and falcons come each spring to mate and raise their young. The NCA is “nature in the rough,” with few public facilities. However, the birds and their unique environment offer rich rewards to those willing to experience the NCA on its own terms and who have patience to fit into the natural rhythms of life in this special place. Situated along the Snake River, Celebration Park (Canyon County) was established as Idaho’s only archaeological park in 1989. The park is always open, Visitor Center and tours available April 1st-October 31st from 10:00a-2:00p. Day use fee charged.