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Moscow

Nearest Town: Moscow
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Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

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Description: Moscow is the gateway to the Palouse and the western foothills of the Clearwater Mountains (Moscow Mountain). Birding can be productive around Moscow all year. Winter birding is excellent for Rough-legged Hawk and Gray Partridge in fields around Moscow. Migratory songbirds move through town from April-May and Sept-Oct. Some neighborhoods and UI Campus (Great Horned Owl) can be quite good for migrants at times. Look for mountain ash trees for flocks of Cedar Waxwing. An occasional Blue Jay can be seen in winter.

More Information:
Moscow Chamber of Commerce (208) 882-1800
Moscow Chamber of Commerce 1-800-380-1801


Photos
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Moscow from Moscow Mountain
Photo Copyright Terry Gray
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Moscow
Photo Copyright Terry Gray
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Gray Partidge
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsNo HuntingNo FishingNo Water 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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Habitat
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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 ALL
Shorebirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Songbirds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Upland Birds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Waterbirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterfowl N N N N N N N N N N N N
Target Species for this Site

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    Bittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesOwlsWaxwings

    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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