Sowbelly Canyon

Although the adjoining land is privately owned, the canyon may be reached via a county road northeast from Harrison (drive one mile north, then turn east and proceed northeast for several miles along Sowbelly Creek). This road enters a narrow canyon and passes through a public-access creek-bottom area (Coffee Park) about five miles from town, where on-foot birding can be done. Many distinctly western species occur here, including not only the very local cordilleran flycatcher, but also plumbeous vireo, white-throated swift, violet-green swallow, common poorwill, Say’s phoebe, rock wren, western tanager, Bullock’s oriole, prairie falcon, and other western species, plus some eastern deciduous forest species such as rose-breasted grosbeak.