Fisherman Island is a small forested island with shallow areas nearby which remain ice free in mid-winter, making it ideal for wintering waterfowl and foraging Bald Eagles. This IBA includes the island itself plus the adjacent portion of Pend Oreille Lake called Oden Bay.

Ornithological Summary

This site supports over 5,000 waterfowl (Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Barrow?s Goldeneye, American Wigeon, Hooded Merganser, American Coot) in migration and winter. Waterfowl concentrate in large rafts off-shore and into Oden Bay to the north. Common Loons are also present during migration. Bald Eagles perch and likely roost in Fisherman Island trees during waterfowl concentrations. Bald Eagles also nest on the island.

Conservation Issues

There are currently no known threats to this IBA.


Ponderosa Pine and Douglas fir surrounded by shallow lake.

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