Loons thru Eagles

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.

Loons

Common Loon

Grebes

Pied-billed Grebe © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Horned Grebe © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe

Western Grebe © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Bitterns, Herons and Egrets

American Bittern

Great Blue Heron © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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New World Vultures

Turkey Vulture © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Swans, Geese and Ducks

Greater White-fronted Goose © Dan Garber (Creston, BC)

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Snow Goose © Dan Garber (Freezeout Lake, MT)

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Ross’ Goose

Canada Goose © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Tundra Swan © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Trumpeter Swan © Dan Garber (Yellowstone NP)

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Wood Duck © Dan Garber (Kalispell, MT)

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Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Mallard © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Blue-winged Teal © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Cinnamon Teal © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Northern Shoveler © Dan Garber (Lee Metcalf NWR, MT)

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Northern Pintail © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Green-winged Teal © Dan Garber (Lee Metcalf NWR, MT)

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Canvasback © Dan Garber (Ninepipe NWR, MT)

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Redhead © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Ring-necked Duck © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Greater Scaup © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Lesser Scaup © Dan Garber (Ninepipe NWR, MT)

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Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter

Bufflehead © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Common Goldeneye © Dan Garber (Kalispell, MT)

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Barrow’s Goldeneye

Gadwall © Dan Garber (Turnbull NWR, WA)

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Hooded Merganser © Dan Garber (Kalispell, MT)

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Common Merganser © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Red-breasted Merganser (Female) © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Ruddy Duck © Dan Garber (Bear River NWR, UT)

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Osprey, Kites, Hawks and Eagles

Osprey © Dan Garber (Bonners Ferry, ID)

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Bald Eagle © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Northern Harrier (right-with Red-tailed Hawk) © Dan Garber (Hebgen Lake, MT)

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Sharp-shinned Hawk © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Cooper’s Hawk Northern Goshawk
Ferruginous Hawk

Swainson's Hawk © Dan Garber (ID)

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Red-tailed Hawk © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Rough-legged Hawk © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Golden Eagle