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North Region

North Region Sites

Wilderness Gateway Park

Nearest Town: Kooskia
Site Size:

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

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

Site Location

Directions: From Kooskia, take US 12 E ~52 miles; R into Wilderness Gateway Campground on the south side of rd; park at amphitheatre and get brochure; hike 1.4 mi nature trail leading through several habitats.

Description:

More Information:
USFS (208) 926-4274
Kooskia Chamber of Commerce (208) 926-4362
www.reserveusa.com/jsp/commonpage.jsp?goto=/nrrs/id/wilg/newindex.html


Photos
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Black-capped Chickadee
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
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Rufous Hummingbird
Photo Copyright Karen Nitz
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Western Tanager
Photo Copyright Micahel Woodruff
Facilities

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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Habitat
low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 80% 80%
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 20% 20%

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
Songbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterfowl N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N ALL
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.

    Chickadees and TitmouseGeese, Swans and DucksGrouse and TurkeyHummingbirdsKinglets and GnatcatcherShorebirdsSwallowsSwiftsTanagersThrashersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersVireosWood WarblersWoodpeckersWrens 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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