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North Region Sites

Heyburn State Park

Nearest Town: Plummer
Site Size: 78384 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 Plummer, follow ID 5 E for 5 mi to park entrance; from St Maries, travel W on ID 5 to park entrance.

Description: This large forested state park lies along the south shore of Lake Chatcolet. Here, the St. Joe River meanders between two lakes toward Coeur d’Alene Lake. Extensive marshes and riparian-lined shallow lakes provide important stop-over and nesting habitat for waterfowl, Great Blue Heron, and Osprey. Plummer Creek Marsh provides great viewing opportunities of the wetlands. Over 50 pairs of Osprey nest within the park and the park hosts a Great Blue Heron rookery. The park is also well known for its abundant songbird species. Six trails, totaling 20 miles, are best hiked to view songbirds and lead you under 400-year-old Ponderosa Pine trees. Highlights include Eurasian Wigeon and Northern Waterthrush.

More Information:
IDFP (208) 686-1308
St. Maries (208) 245-3563

Northern Waterthrush
Photo Copyright Tom Munson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneBoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaObservation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableBoat RampConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaObservation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
What do these icons mean?

aspen Graph illustrating 30% 30%
high elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 10% 10%
other Graph illustrating 30% 30%
ponderosa pine Graph illustrating 30% 30%

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

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesGrosbeaks and BuntingsGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesHummingbirdsJaegers and GullsKingfisherKinglets and GnatcatcherLoonNuthatches and CreeperOwlsPelicans and CormorantPigeons and DovesRails and CootsShorebirdsShrikesSparrows and alliesStarlingStork and VultureSwallowsSwiftsTanagersTernsThrashersThrushesTyrant 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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