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North Region Sites

Kings/Dobson Pass/Settler's Grove Subloop

Nearest Town: Wallace
Site Size: 37 miles

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

Access: Year-round. Snow may limit vehicle access. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-90 Exit #61; S to stop sign; L (E) on Front Street, bearing R (S) as it becomes 5th St and continue 3 blocks; L (E) on Bank St for 1 block and L (N) onto 6th; 6th becomes FR 456 as it leaves Wallace; N on FR 456 14 mi to Babins Junction; R on FR 9 for 5 mi to Murray; R (S) on FR 605 over King’s Pass to intersection with FR 456; L (S) to return to Wallace. SETTLER’S GROVE: 4 mi E of Prichard, you pass a large pond on the L; turn L at sign for "Eagle Creek #152" for 1 mi; L at fork onto FR 805 for 5 mi to grove.

Description: Pine Siskin, Red Crossbill, American Dipper in winter. Look for Vaux’s Swift in summer. At the Cedar Grove, enjoy the sparkling stream, giant trees and forest birds. Winter Wren and Swainson’s Thrush prevalent at Settler’s Grove in summer.

More Information:
USFS (208) 752-1221

American Dipper
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Red Crossbill
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
No ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingWater SportsOHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
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cedar/hemlock Graph illustrating 30% 30%
low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 20% 20%
other Graph illustrating 50% 50%

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

    Finches and alliesSwiftsThrushesWrens 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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