2. Wetlands

Established in 1964 as a migratory waterfowl refuge, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) has about 832 acres of wetlands. The wetlands provide vital food and habitat for wildlife through their variety of aquatic plants and animals....

3. Migrating Waterfowl

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) is home to more than 300 species of wildlife, 223 of which are birds. In 1927 the area that is now KNWR was diked to drain the Kootenai River bottomland for agriculture. By 1947 farming dominated...

4. Mammals

When you visit Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR), you may see a lot of watchable wildlife other than birds. Mammals of all sizes, 45 species in all, live in or sometimes come to the refuge. In the spring moose, black bear,...

5. Enjoy Outdoors

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) has much to offer visitors during all seasons. You may enjoy wildlife observation and photography, hiking on trails, stopping at overlooks, or hunting and fishing. Early morning and evening are the...

October Morning Bird Walk

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00am

October Morning Bird Walk – October 20 Join us for an October morning (9-11 am) Bird Walk on the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge led by Nancy and Mark Weatherstone. Come with us and view and identify the fall migrant birds that are now beginning to arrive. You may see the elusive Sandhill Cranes that have […]

About the Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge


The Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. Its mission is to support KNWR in its efforts to protect, manage and conserve wildlife through education and conservation. The Friends of KNWR connects our community with KNWR through environmental education and interpretive programs. The Friends of KNWR also fosters an appreciation for Boundary County’s abundant natural resources. You can support through memberships, donations, or purchases. Purchased items can be picked up at the Refuge office.

Find us

KNWR
287 Westside Road
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Telephone:(208)267-3888
Fax: (208)267-5570

Bird Walk – May 19, 2018