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Hayden Lake Subloop

Nearest Town: Hayden Lake
Site Size: 40 mi of shoreline

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Coeur d’Alene, ID 95 N ~5 mi; at mp 434.3, R (E) onto Honeysuckle Ave ~2 mi to Honeysuckle Beach; from beach parking area, backtrack and turn L (S) onto Dike Rd; go 0.5 mi and turn L (W) on E Hayden Lake Rd; follow rd around the lake counter-clockwise; R (W) onto Lancaster Rd when E Hayden Lake Rd ends on west side of lake; follow back to ID 95.

Description: The bays at Hayden Lake are good for nesting Red-necked Grebe, Wood Duck, American Wigeon and Cinnamon Teal. Horned Grebe, ducks, and gulls are common in late fall through spring. Look for loons, swans, Osprey, and Bald Eagle in the area.

More Information:
IDFG (208) 769-1414
Hayden Chamber of Commerce (208) 762-1185

Cinnamon Teal
Photo Copyright Brian Currie
Red-necked Grebe
Photo Copyright Tom Munson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 10% 10%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 80% 80%
other Graph illustrating 10% 10%

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

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    Chickadees and TitmouseFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesHawks and EaglesLoonOwlsTanagersTyrant FlycatchersVireosWood WarblersWoodpeckers


    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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