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Bird Watching


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Bird watching can fill your days with a sense of wonder and the excitement of discovery. Central Montana has a diverse landscape that is home to many bird species, so opportunities abound to add new birds to life lists. Consider Brewery Flats Trail: Any summer evening, stroll the trail that parallels Big Spring Creek.

Gurgling water blends with the chattering of a Belted Kingfisher. A secretive Grey Catbird may be spotted in the chokecherry bushes, or an American Goldfinch may be seen clinging to a stalk of grass. An American Dipper might be wading along the edge of the creek, or you may spot a Common Merganser diving into the water for fish. 

A sampling of birding opportunities and bird species observed:

Carter Ponds:  American Widgeon, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Lesser Scaup, Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds, Prairie Falcon.

Black Butte Road: Loggerhead shrike, Song Sparrow, American Redstart, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson’s Phalarope, Mountain Bluebird, Red-tailed Hawk.

East Fork Reservoir: Eared and Western Grebes, Barn Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Bobolink, Sandhill Crane, Common Loon, Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Osprey, Marsh Wren.

Piper Cutoff: Mourning Dove, Northern Harrier, Red-headed Woodpecker, Meadowlark, American Kestrel, Swainson’s Hawk, Western Wood Peewee, Western Tanager, Spotted Sandpiper.

Cottonwood Creek: Magpie, White-crowned Sparrow, Robin, Pine Siskin, Crossbill, Red-naped Sapsucker, Black-capped Chickadee, Horned Lark, Golden Eagle.

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Lewistown Birding Bunch
Contact: Dick Dennison
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Christmas Bird Count
Contact: Anne Tews 
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Bluebirds
Contact: Cathy Moser
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Eagles
Contact: Marilyn Byrne
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Mountain Bluebird Trails
Website: MountainBluebirdTrails.com

 

 

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