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

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


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.