Hiked up from the fork that is rec'd by redsplashman. About 8/10th of a mile and 850' of elevation gain. Saw a bighorn on the way in and about 6 deer, one with a good rack. Enjoyed the views from the top but didn't go over to Bird peak as my wife was waiting for me down at the truck.
Gained the Bird Springs High Point with Barry and Abby. Planned to go over to Bird Peak, but Abby had some sort of spasms that had us greatly worried. She was ok by the time we got down, so maybe she was bit or stuck by something not terribly lethal. Very nice views and nice desolate location. Saw 11 does with one buck during the ascent.
Starting at the parking area suggested on the route page, I headed up the old road, soon reaching the summit of Bird Spring Range Highpoint. Although the mountain was mediocre, the views from the top were surprisingly terrific.
Dropping down, I made the quick traverse over to Bird Peak, arriving 25 minutes after I'd left the vehicle. Signed the register and headed down.
Rather than retrace my steps, I dropped down into a brushy drainage that led from just below Bird Peak's summit directly to my vehicle. I arrived 58 minutes after starting out.