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North Region Sites

Laird Park

Nearest Town: Potlatch
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Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

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

Site Location

Directions: On US 95 at the Potlatch Junction (~16 mi N of Moscow); ID 6 E through Potlatch, Princeton, and Harvard; several miles E of Harvard, turn R (S) on FR 447 for 1 mi; campground on right.

Description: Look for Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Barred Owl, and Pileated Woodpecker. In the fall and spring, check along water for American Dipper. Several conifer-dependent breeders such as Rough-winged Swallow, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Cassin’s Vireo, Yellow, Townsend’s, and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Western Tanager, Fox and Song Sparrows, Pine Siskin, and Evening Grosbeak.

More Information:
USFS (208) 875-1131
Moscow Chamber of Commerce 1-800-380-1801

Laird Park
Photo Copyright Roger Lynn
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Brown Creeper
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat 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?

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 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 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Upland Birds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y AM
Waterbirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterfowl N N N N N N N N N N N N
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 TitmouseFinches and alliesGrouse and TurkeyKinglets and GnatcatcherNuthatches and CreeperOwlsSparrows and alliesSwallowsTanagersTyrant FlycatchersVireosWood 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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