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Upper Twomile Creek on Battle Mountain

North of McDermitt, Nevada, on the west slope of Battle Mountain in southern Malheur County.

Red Marker Upper Twomile Creek on Battle Mountain
North of McDermitt, Nevada, on the west slope of Battle Mountain in southern Malheur County.

Location: North of McDermitt, Nevada, on the west slope of Battle Mountain in southern Malheur County, southeastern Oregon.

Description: This area is a large cirque (a landform found among mountains as a result of alpine glaciers, the floor of which is often scooped out) with overhead canopy of Mountain Mahogany, and understory of chokecherry and snowberry on steep slopes of greater than 60 degrees. Headwaters of Twomile Creek and downstream represent a narrow riparian valley (8-10 acres across).

Ornithological Highlights: Probable or confirmed breeding populations of Black-throated Gray Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Nashville Warbler, and Virginia's Warbler. Prairie Falcon also present.

For more information on Upper Twomile Creek IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: North of McDermitt, Nevada, on the west slope of Battle Mountain in southern Malheur County, southeastern Oregon.

Description: This area is a large cirque (a landform found among mountains as a result of alpine glaciers, the floor of which is often scooped out) with overhead canopy of Mountain Mahogany, and understory of chokecherry and snowberry on steep slopes of greater than 60 degrees. Headwaters of Twomile Creek and downstream represent a narrow riparian valley (8-10 acres across).

Ornithological Highlights: Probable or confirmed breeding populations of Black-throated Gray Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Nashville Warbler, and Virginia's Warbler. Prairie Falcon also present.

For more information on Upper Twomile Creek IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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