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North Region Sites

Farragut State Park

Nearest Town: Athol
Site Size: 4000 acres

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

Access: Year-round. Open sunrise - sunset. Admission Fee. Handicapped Access free of charge

Site Location

Directions: From Coeur d’Alene, US 95 N for ~20 mi; at Athol (mp 449.1), turn R (E) on ID 54; 4 mi to park entrance.

Description: This park offers scenic views of tall, forested mountains, steep, rugged cliffs, and Lake Pend Oreille. Species that can be seen include Ruffed Grouse, Swainson’s Thrush, Townsend’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Cassin’s Vireo, Cordilleran Flycatcher, and Mountain Bluebird. In winter, look for Northern Pygmy-Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, Red-necked Grebe, and Barrow’s Goldeneye.

More Information:
IDPR (208) 683-2425
Bayview (208) 683-2963

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Photo Copyright Tom Munson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive MaterialsBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
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low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 50% 50%
other Graph illustrating 30% 30%
ponderosa pine Graph illustrating 20% 20%

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

    Accentor and PipitBlackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesHummingbirdsJaegers and GullsKingfisherKinglets and GnatcatcherNuthatches and CreeperOwlsSparrows and alliesSwallowsTanagersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersVireosWaxwingsWood WarblersWoodpeckersWrens and Dipper


    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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