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North Region Sites

Perkins Lake

Nearest Town: Bonners Ferry
Site Size: 1.5 miles long

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

Access: May freeze in winter. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Bonners Ferry, US 95 N to ID 2; ID 2 E for 6.9 mi to CR 72; L (N) onto CR 72; go 3.1 mi; follow Perkins Lake signs; L at fork onto dirt rd; travel 1 mi; turn R at fork onto CR 73, 1.7 mi to lake.

Description: Bald Eagle and Osprey nest here. Plenty of marshy wetland habitat for songbirds. This is a peat bog habitat.

More Information:
USFS (208) 267-6754
Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce (208)267-5922

Photo Copyright Tom Munson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneBoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking 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
What do these icons mean?

cedar/hemlock Graph illustrating 10% 10%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 80% 80%
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 N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Shorebirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Songbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N ALL
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N 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.

    Geese, Swans and DucksHawks and Eagles


    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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