North of McDermitt, Nevada, on the west slope of Battle Mountain in southern Malheur County. 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 2 Mile Creek and downstream represent a narrow (8-10 acres across) riparian valley.

Ornithological Summary

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

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