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North Region Sites

Spring Valley Reservoir

Nearest Town: Troy
Site Size: 99 acres

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

Access: Seasonal gate closure-site still accessible. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Moscow, drive E on Hyw 8 through Troy; at mp 17 go L (n) onto Spring Valley Road ~3 mi bearing left at all three forks to the reservoir.

Description:

More Information:
IDFG (208) 799-5010
Moscow Chamber of Commerce 1-800-380-1801
www.nps.gov/nepe/
www.nps.gov/nepe/spalding1.htm


Photos
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Spring Valley Reservoir
Photo Copyright Terry Gray
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Common Merganser
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingWater 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
low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 20% 20%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 80% 80%

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

Select a species from the list to view other sites on the Idaho Birding Trail Sites this species may be observed.

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesHawks and EaglesJaegers and GullsRails and CootsShorebirdsShrikesTernsWood Warblers

    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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