Falcons thru Doves

These bird species have been observed at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR). The pictures are presented in the order that the species appear in KNWR’s Watchable Wildlife brochure. The brochure also provides information on each species’ seasonal abundance (from abundant to rare) and identifies which species are known to nest at the Refuge.

Each photo’s caption contains the species’ common name followed by the photographer’s name. The location where the photo was taken, if known, is in parentheses at the end of the caption.

All photos were taken by members of the Friends of KNWR. Visit the Links page to connect to more of their work, where available. Enjoy their photos!

Where you see only a species name, we are waiting for a photo. We’ll add new photos, taken by members of the Friends of KNWR, as they are available.

Falcons and Caracaras

American Kestrel © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Merlin © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon

Gallinaceous Birds

Ring-necked Pheasant © Dan Garber (Creston WMA, BC)

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Ruffed Grouse © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Spruce Grouse

Dusky Grouse © Laura Roady (Myrtle Creek, ID)

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Wild Turkey © Dan Garber

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California Quail

Rails

Virginia Rail

Sora © Dan Garber (Creston, BC)

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American Coot © Dan Garber

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Cranes

Sandhill Crane © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Plovers

Black-bellied Plover © Dan Garber (Ocean Shores, WA)

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Semipalmated Plover © Dan Garber (Ocean Shores, WA)

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Killdeer © Dan Garber (Lee Metcalf NWR, MT)

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Stilts and Avocets

American Avocet © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Sandpipers, Phalaropes and Snipe

Greater Yellowlegs © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Lesser Yellowlegs © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Solitary Sandpiper © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Spotted Sandpiper © Dan Garber

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Long-billed Curlew © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Marbled Godwit © Dan Garber (Grays Harbor NWR, WA)

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Sanderling © Dan Garber (Ocean Shores, WA)

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Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper © Dan Garber (Ocean Shores, WA)

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Least Sandpiper © Dan Garber (Ocean Shores, WA)

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Baird’s Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Stilt Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher © Dan Garber (Ocean Shores, WA)

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Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe Wilson’s Phalarope Red-necked Phalarope

Skuas, Jaegars, Gulls and Terns

Franklin's Gull © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Bonaparte's Gull © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Ring-billed Gull © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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California Gull © Dan Garber (Harriman SP, ID)

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Herring Gull © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Caspian Tern © Dan Garber (Red Rock Lakes NWR, MT)

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Common Tern

Forester's Tern © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Black Tern

Pigeons and Doves

Rock Dove © Dan Garber (Rio Rancho, NM)

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Mourning Dove © Dan Garber (Rio Rancho, NM)

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