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Mann Lake

Nearest Town: Lewiston
Site Size: 35 acre lake

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

Access: Year-round. Open sunrise - sunset. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: On US 12 in Lewiston, on S side of the Clearwater River Bridge, turn S at traffic light onto 21st St (becomes Thain Rd); continue 4 mi; when Thain Rd becomes two lane, turn L (E) to Powers Ave ~ 5 mi to Mann Lake.

Description: Ross’s and Greater White-fronted Geese often mixed with Canada Goose. Surf and White-winged Scoters infrequent in fall/winter. Tundra and Trumpeter Swans make stopovers in spring. Fall migration starts in early July with Western Sandpiper and continues through late Oct. All grebes are possible in fall and spring. Caspian Terns are regular in summer. Virginia and Sora Rails can be found in marsh below dam. American White Pelican from March-May. Look for all 6 swallow species found in Idaho, Say’s Phoebe, and Bewick’s Wren. Nesting Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, and American Kestrel can be seen. Osprey and Bald Eagle are regular winter visitors. Peregrine and Prairie Falcons and Merlin present during shorebird migrations. Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawks year-round.

More Information:
IDFG/LOID (208) 799-5010
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce (208) 743-3531

Mann Lake
Photo Copyright Terry Gray
Caspain Terns
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Bewick's Wren
Photo Copyright Tom Munson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingNo 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
What do these icons mean?

grassland Graph illustrating 15% 15%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 75% 75%
other Graph illustrating 10% 10%

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 Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Songbirds N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N ALL
Upland Birds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Waterbirds N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y ALL
Target Species for this Site

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    Accentor and PipitBittern, Herons and IbisesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesGrosbeaks and BuntingsGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesLoonPelicans and CormorantQuailRails and CootsShorebirdsSparrows and alliesSwallowsSwiftsTanagersTernsTyrant 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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