WENDELL, Idaho (KLIX) – Birding just got easier at a popular outdoors spot in Wendell.

A 5-by-10 foot viewing platform recently opened at the Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which manages the site. The blind is between  two trout ponds, allowing birders and others to view a variety of songbirds, waterfowl and furbearers.

The location attracts more than 5,000 ducks and several hundred Canada geese in winter, Fish and Game says, and birds like to nest at the site in spring.

The department says visitors don’t need a reservation to use the blind, as it is available on a first-come, first-served basis. However,

During the upland gamebird season (Sept. 15 through Jan. 31), it can be accessed by using the seasonal road that is open during that time for a quarter-mile walk. Outside the upland gamebird season (Feb. 1 through Sept. 14) it can be accessed from the main road for a 0.67 mile walk.

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