Selkirks and the Northeast
The Selkirk Mountains, a spur of the Canadian Rockies, just reach into Washington in the extreme Northeast corner of the state. These mountains, as well as the Kettle Range just to the west, are an excellent area to look for boreal species. The river valleys in this region (Sanpoil, Kettle and Columbia) hold rich, riparian habitat. More from Birdweb.

Birding Trails

A portion of the Palouse to Pines trail lies in this region.

Birding Sites

  1. Salmo Mountain
  2. Big Meadow Lake
  3. Bunchgrass Meadows
  4. Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge

Spokane Audubon has local birding information.

The Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance has a map of birding spots that includes some of the sites above and many more.



Pend Oreille county has only small towns.The Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance website includes motels and B&B's in the area.