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North Region Sites

Lewiston-Confluence of Snake and Clearwater Rivers

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location


Description: LEVEE PATH and WEST POND: The confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers is a wintering spot for thousands of waterfowl and a few Bald Eagle. The area is easily accessed by a levee walkway that runs for miles along the rivers. Walking along the levee paths often turns up Pied-billed, Horned, Eared, and Western Grebes, depending on the season. Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Duck, Common and Hooded Mergansers, Redhead, Canvasback, and an occassional Long-tailed Duck are regularly seen. KIWANIS PARK: Look for Black-crowned Night-Heron. NORTH LEWISTON SEWAGE PONDS: Year-round sightings might include Wood Duck, California Quail, Marsh Wren, and American Goldfinch. Virginia Rail and Sora during spring and summer. FRED WARREN MEMORIAL FISH POND: Waterfowl are the highlight, particularly Eurasian Wigeon (Nov-March). Walk the levee to the E and you might see all three species of grebes.

More Information:
IDFG (208) 799-5010
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce (1800) 473-3543

The Clearwater River
Photo Copyright Terry Gray
Pied-billed Grebe
Photo Copyright Tom Munson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneBoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo 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 N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Waterfowl Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y ALL
Target Species for this Site

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    Bittern, Herons and IbisesBlackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesGrosbeaks and BuntingsGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesKingfisherQuailRails and CootsShorebirdsSparrows and alliesSwallowsTanagersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersWood WarblersWrens 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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