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Pierce-Weippe-Grangemont Subloop

Nearest Town: Pierce/Weippe
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Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Snow may limit vehicle access. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Orofino, US 12 SE for 8 mi to ID 11 turn-off at Greer; ID 11 E to Weippe and Pierce; in Pierce, ID 11 turns N to meet ID 7 (Grangemont Rd); L (W) on ID 7 back to Orofino. CHAPMAN WETLAND: in Weippe, continue straight through town on Musselshell Rd 0.3 mi; R (S) on Chapman Rd for 0.5 mi and look for wetland and kiosk. MARSH CARDIFF: at junction of ID 11/ID 7 (Grangemont Rd), go straight 1.5 mi NE on Grangemont Rd to Marsh. CAMPBELL’S POND: from junction of ID 11/ID 7, travel W ~2 mi to Campbell’s Pond.

Description: CHAPMAN WETLAND: During spring and fall, most of the duck species in Idaho can be seen, including Cinnamon, Green-winged and Blue-winged Teal, Redhead, and Ring-necked Duck. In addition, shorebirds such as yellowlegs, Wilson’s Phalarope and Snipe can be found. Sandhill Crane (northern most nesting in the state) can be heard and seen in the spring. MARSH CARDIFF: Many warbler species occur here, as well as other riparian birds such as Common Yellowthroat and Willow Flycatcher. CAMPBELL’S POND: Osprey can be seen around the pond.

More Information:
USFS (208) 746-9886
Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce (208)464-2583

Common Yellowthroat
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff
Greater Yellowlegs
Photo Copyright Tom Munson
Sandhill Crane
Photo Copyright Brian Currie

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsPhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaObservation AreaNo Visitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsHuntingFishingNo Water SportsOHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback 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 N N N N N N N N N N N N
Shorebirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
Songbirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
Waterfowl N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 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.

    CranesGeese, Swans and DucksHawks and EaglesShorebirdsTyrant FlycatchersWood Warblers


    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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