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North Region Sites

Oden Bay and Sunnyside Loop

Nearest Town: Sandpoint
Site Size: 10 miles

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

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Sandpoint, US 95 N ~1.5 mi to ID 200; E on ID 200; at mp 35, R at Sportsman’s Access; go under bridge; L on Sunnyside Rd; zero odometer; go 9.5 mi to Hawkins Pt; follow Sunnyside Rd E to return to ID 200; R on ID 200; survey Pack River Delta and Lake Pend Oreille between mp 38-42; continue E to Hope Subloop (site N9).

Description: This 10-mile route will produce a variety of birds year-round, including common waterfowl like Canada Goose and Mallard, as well as American Coot and Bald Eagle. During the spring and fall, waterfowl such as American Wigeon, Canvasback, Redhead, Common Goldeneye, Tundra Swan, and Common Loon can be seen. Year-round species include Pine Siskin, Varied Thrush, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend’s Solitaire, Bohemian Waxwing, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

More Information:
ACE (206) 764-3742
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce (208) 263-2161

Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Varied Thrush
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson

General Services:
ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsHuntingFishingNo 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 ALL
Shorebirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N ALL
Songbirds N N N 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 Y Y Y Y N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y 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.

    Blackbirds and alliesChickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGeese, Swans and DucksGrebesHawks and EaglesJaegers and GullsKinglets and GnatcatcherLoonOwlsRails and CootsShrikesThrushesWaxwings


    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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