Owls thru Swallows

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.

Typical Owls

Western Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Pygmy Owl © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl

Nightjars

Common Nighthawk

Swifts

Black Swift Vaux’s Swift

Hummingbirds

Black-chinned Hummingbird © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Female) © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Calliope Hummingbird © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Calliope Hummingbird (Female) © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Rufous Hummingbird © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Female) © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher © Dan Garber (Hebgen Lake, MT)

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Woodpeckers

Lewis’ Woodpecker

Red-naped Sapsucker © Dan Garber (Kootenai Falls, MT)

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Downy Woodpecker © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Hairy Woodpecker © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Three-toed Woodpecker Black-backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker © Dan Garber (Rio Rancho, NM)

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Pileated Woodpecker © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Tyrant Flycatchers

Olive-striped Flycatcher

Western Wood Pewee © Dan Garber

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Willow Flycatcher © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Least Flycatcher © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Hammond's Flycatcher © Dan Garber (Kootenai Falls, MT)

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Dusky Flycatcher © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Cordilleran Flycatcher

Say's Phoebe © Dan Garber (Bosque del Apache NWR, NM)

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Western Kingbird © Dan Garber (Rio Rancho, NM)

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Eastern Kingbird © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike Northern Shrike

Vireos

Cassin's Vireo © Dan Garber (Creston, BC)

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Warbling Vireo © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Red-eyed Vireo © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Crows, Jays and Magpies

Gray Jay © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Stellar's Jay © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Clark's Nutcracker © Dan Garber (East Fork Bitterroot River, MT)

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Black-billed Magpie © Dan Garber (National Bison Range, MT)

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American Crow © Dan Garber (Harriman SP, ID)

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Common Raven © Dan Garber (Sandpoint Beach, ID)

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Larks

Horned Lark

Swallows

Tree Swallow © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Violet-green Swallow © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow © Dan Garber (KNWR)

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Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow © Dan Garber (Troy, MT)

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