Whether you are an experienced birder or new to the game, a great starting place is the Idaho Birding Trail. Sixteen stops on the trail can be found between New Meadows and Cascade including Lost Valley Reservoir, Brundage Mountain, Bear Basin, Ponderosa State Park, Lake Cascade State Park and Warm Lake.

Some birders use binoculars or bring a camera along, but it is a personal preference. The McCall Public Library has a birdwatching kit available to rent that includes a pair of binoculars and five field guides (requires a valid library card to rent, for out of area visitors, a three-month membership is $15).

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Local Resources

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