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North Region Sites

Cataldo Area

Nearest Town: Cataldo
Site Size: 3.6 road miles

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-90 Exit #39 (Cataldo Mission); N on Dredge Rd 1.3 mi; L (W) on E Canyon Rd for 0.2 mi; R (N) on Hayden Ck Rd for 0.1 mi; L (W) onto Hayden Loop for 0.7 mi; rd meets Canyon Rd again; W on Canyon Rd; R (N) on Hardy Loop Rd 1 mi loop back to Canyon Rd; W on Canyon Rd 0.7 mi; S onto River Rd and cross over I-90, continue straight S on Tamarack Ridge Rd 1.8 mi to intersection with River Rd; R (N) on River Rd 1.5 mi; backtrack to Coeur d’Alene River; W on S River Rd 2.5 mi to town of Rose Lake and ID 3.

Description: Please respect private property and bird from the road only. Near Dredge Rd look for Pied-billed Grebe, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, and Ruddy Duck. Tundra Swan and Canada Goose feed in this area in the spring. At the west end of Hayden Loop Rd, bird the ponds near the intersection with Canyon Rd. During spring and summer, look for blackbirds, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Sora, Belted Kingfisher, and House Wren. Along Hardy Loop Rd look for migrating shorebirds such as Semipalmated Plover, Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers, Marbled Godwit, and Long-billed Dowitcher.

More Information:
Kootenai County (208) 446-1000
North Idaho Tourism Alliance (208) 263-1413

Belted Kingfisher
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Red-winged Blackbird
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson

General Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsHuntingFishingWater SportsOHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
What do these icons mean?

grassland Graph illustrating 25% 25%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 40% 40%
other Graph illustrating 35% 35%

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 Y Y Y Y N N N N ALL
Songbirds N N N N Y Y N N N N 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

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    Accentor and PipitBittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesJaegers and GullsKingfisherNuthatches and CreeperOwlsPigeons and DovesRails and CootsShorebirdsSparrows and alliesStork and VultureSwallowsTanagersTernsThrushesTyrant FlycatchersVireosWoodpeckersWrens 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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