Calispell Lake

Newport, Washington

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Maps depict Calispell Lake as a vast marsh surrounding a relatively small lake, but to migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, the lake and the emergent vegetation around it must look like a huge bull’s-eye and the perfect place to stop during spring and fall migrations. Sandhill Cranes and Tundra and Trumpeter Swans are among the birds that settle on the privately owned land around Calispell Lake, and the fields that surround the wetlands are also known to host Bobolink. The trick is finding a good vantage point to see the birds around the lake. Habitats: Wetland, freshwater marsh, mixed forest. Specialty birds: Tundra and Trumpeter Swans; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Sandhill Crane; Wilson’s Phalarope; Northern Pygmy-Owl; Vaux’s Swift; Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous Hummingbirds; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-naped Sapsucker; Hammond’s and Dusky Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo.
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by Rob and Natalie McNair-Huff (Falcon Guides)

Maps depict Calispell Lake as a vast marsh surrounding a relatively small lake, but to migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, the lake and the emergent vegetation around it must look like a huge bull’s-eye and the perfect place to stop during spring and fall migrations.

Sandhill Cranes and Tundra and Trumpeter Swans are among the birds that settle on the privately owned land around Calispell Lake, and the fields that surround the wetlands are also known to host Bobolink. The trick is finding a good vantage point to see the birds around the lake. Habitats: Wetland, freshwater marsh, mixed forest. Specialty birds: Tundra and Trumpeter Swans; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Sandhill Crane; Wilson’s Phalarope; Northern Pygmy-Owl; Vaux’s Swift; Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous Hummingbirds; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-naped Sapsucker; Hammond’s and Dusky Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo.

©  Rob and Natalie McNair-Huff/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Newport
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,029 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Calispell Lake

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