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North Region Sites

Freezout Ridge from Clarkia

Nearest Town: St. Maries
Site Size: ~20 miles

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

Access: Open June-November. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Moscow, ID 8 E to Bovill; ID 3 N to Clarkia; E on FR 301 to Goldcenter Ck (junction with FR 382); continue E on FR 301(Freezeout Rd) up Freezeout Ridge to White Rock Springs; continue on FR 301 past Windy Peak; the rd continues NE and then turns SE and then intersects FR 384; bird along this ridge; to reach the top, take FR 384 S.

Description: Along this route look for Spruce Grouse, Barred Owl, Vaux’s Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Clark’s Nutcracker, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Varied Thrush, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Fox Sparrow, American Dipper, Townsend’s Solitaire, and Cooper’s Hawk.

More Information:
USFS (208) 245-6052
St. Maries Chamber of Commerce (208) 245-3563

Upper Freezeout Ridge Creek drainage
Photo Copyright Terry Gray
Franklin's Spruce Grouse
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Cooper's Hawk
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingNo FishingNo Water SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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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
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
Upland Birds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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.

    Blackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesHummingbirdsKingfisherKinglets and GnatcatcherNuthatches and CreeperOwlsSparrows and alliesSwallowsSwiftsTanagersThrashersThrushesTyrant 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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