Our fall migration project located on the Boise Ridge at the top of Lucky Peak is IBO’s longest-running and most well-known research and education effort (since 1993!)
Four-wheel or All-wheel-drive higher-clearance vehicles required. BE PREPARED!! This un-maintained dirt road is narrow, steep and winding with tight curves and washed out ruts. Please limit number of vehicles and do not drive the road during rain or within 1 hour of rain showers. Be advised that we do not have the ability to tow/pull your vehicle out of ruts.
From the intersection of Hwy 21 and I-84:, take Hwy 21 North (towards Idaho City). About 3 miles past the top of Lucky Peak Dam, turn left onto Highland Valley Road (about 3/4 mile before you get to The Hilltop Cafe) and follow this for a total of about 6 miles to our site in the trees just below the radio tower. There are “Bird Observatory” signs at every important intersection. As you approach the peak, there is a gate. Park in the flat area to the right (beside the outhouse) and walk thru the gate and down the road for about 200 meters to our site in the trees.