Idaho’s pioneers had a failure of imagination when it came to place names. That’s why there are at least three places named “Camas Prairie” in this smallish state.1 But WC is talking about the high rift valley between the Bennett Mountains and the Sawtooths, north of the Snake River Plain. It’s drained by Camas Creek – see what WC means about place names? – and it is a birding paradise. There are a wide variety of habitats, including Centennial Marsh, and there’s a grid of gravel farm roads that see little traffic.
WC went to Camas Prairie last Wednesday. Photos were taken, as you might expect. So, in no particular order, here are twelve reasons to bird Camas Prairie.