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Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Education Center

Nearest Town: Salmon
Site Size: 71 acres

Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Year-round. Open sunrise - sunset. Admission Fee

Site Location

Directions: In Salmon, from US 93/ID 28 intersection, SE on ID 28 for 1 mi; watch for a prominent sign directing a L turn into the Center’s parking area.

Description: The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Education Center offers birders of all ability easy access to the Lemhi River and adjacent floodplains, which feature towering black cottonwood forests, grassy meadows, a cattail marsh, and a perennial natural spring. Cross-country skiing is available in the winter and provides an opportunity to view Bald Eagle along the river. Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, and American Dipper can be seen year-round. In addition, Sora (April-Oct), Sandhill Crane (April-Oct), Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson’s Snipe (March-Nov), Common Grackle (May-Sept), and Bohemian Waxwing (Dec-Feb) can be found along the river and around the Center.

More Information:
Sacajawea Center (208) 756-1188
Salmon Chamber of Commerce 1-800-727-2540


Photos
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Sacajawea Center
Photo Copyright Idaho Travel Council
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Statue of Sacajawea
Photo Copyright Idaho Travel Council
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Red-tailed Hawk
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
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Killdeer
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
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Habitat
grassland Graph illustrating 35% 35%
other Graph illustrating 30% 30%
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 35% 35%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Shorebirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
Songbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
Waterfowl Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Target Species for this Site

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    Bittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesCranesHawks and EaglesRails and CootsShorebirdsWaxwingsWrens and Dipper

    Legend

    SeasonAbundanceRegion
    R - Resident 1 - Abundant, easily found s - Statewide
    M - Migrant 2 - Common, but sometimes difficult to find e - Southeast
    W - Winter 3 - Uncommon or local w - Southwest
    S - Summer 4 - Rare or very local c - Central
    5 - Casual, 3-10 accepted records p - Panhandle (North)
    6 - Accidental, 1-2 accepted records
    7 - Experimental
    (B) - Documented breeding evidence(End) - Threatened or Endangered
    (b) - Circumstantial breeding evidence(Int.) - Introduced species


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