Species Spotted in June 2015


Black-capped chickadee
Spotted Sandpiper
Cordillean Flycatcher
Lewis’ Woodpecker
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Black-billed Magpie
European Starling
Tree Swallow
American Crow
House Sparrow
Wood Duck
Killdeer
Western Bluebird
House Finch
Hairy Woodpecker
American Dipper
Mallard
Eastern Fox Squirrel
Cedar Waxwing
Willow Flycatcher
Red-Naped Sapsucker
Bullock’s Oriole
White-breasted Nuthatch


Mule Deer
Yellow Warbler
American Mink
Song Sparrow
Northern Water-thrush

Red-Eyed Vireo
Gray Catbird
Red-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
Northern Rough-winged Sparrow
Pileated Woodpecker
Red tailed Hawk
Western Meadowlark
Osprey
Western Wood Pee-wee
Common Merganser
Downy Woodpecker
Wild Turkey
Calliope Hummingbird
White tailed Deer
Eurasian Collared Dove
Brewer’s Blackbird
House Wren
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture

Natural History

Travelers' Rest State Park is home a remarkable diversity of plants and animals:  


  • More than 130 species of birds have been sighted within the Park's 65 acres.  (check out the list below!)


  • Cottonwood trees line the banks of Lolo Creek and stand as markers of earlier configurations of the creek.  


  • River otters play in the rushing waters, while beavers work to slow the current.


  • Enormous ant hills demonstrate the collective efforts of these tiny residents of the Park.

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  • Native plants war with invasive species like spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, ox-eyed daisy, and common tansy.

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  • Lolo Creek is an historic bull-trout fishery.  Many groups and individuals are working to preserve the habitat of this threatened species.