Twenty-one participants, including 7 young birders, joined Kathy Ross for a bird-filled, GBBC day, 2/19/17, in the Bigfork/Swan river area. Spectacular blue-sky views of the Swan River and snow-capped mountains served as a perfect background for waterfowl and Pine Siskins alike. A couple of rain showers, did not dampen anyone’s resolve to ID and count as many birds as possible. It was a wonderful mix of experienced birders and those just beginning, all enthusiastic about enjoying the mild, sometimes damp weather and 28 species of winter avian residents.

Birding along the Swan River for the GBBC Field Trip – Photo Credit: Kathy Ross