Flathead Audubon’s annual Warbler Days at Tally Lake will be held this year from Friday, May 17, through Sunday, May 19. Join us at the Tally Lake Campground for an extraordinary 3 days of birding and relaxing. This is an ideal time of year to find a wide variety of migrant and resident birds. Most notable is that virtually all the warbler species in NW Montana are found here.  Several of our expert birders will be available to lead us around the campground.  Plenty of other activities can be enjoyed as well.  

The Campground’s group pavilion will be our central gathering place. It provides cover for rainy weather, and a fire ring for warmth, with grates for cooking.  We will have an optional potluck meal at the pavilion Saturday evening around 6pm.  Please bring something to share if you want to join in.  All other meals are up to you.  Someone will show up Friday afternoon to get a fire going, scout the area, and start creating a bird list.  Please bring firewood if you have it, and camp chairs to sit around the fire.  

This year, our guest speaker will be Skip Via, a West Valley naturalist. His talk, “Water, Water Everywhere?” will be presented in the pavilion at 4pm on Saturday. Looking out from the pavilion you will be gazing at one of the deepest lakes in Montana, with Logan Creek flowing into the lake in front of you. Plentiful water has helped create an ideal habitat for the spring warbler activity we will be observing. Skip will talk about the geology of the Flathead Valley and how it has shaped our current watershed. We will learn about the aquifers of the area and the factors that influence their sustainability.

There is plenty of space for and tents for those who want to spend the nights (checkout time is 11:00 am).  Camping and day use are FREE, courtesy of FAS.  Just tell them at the gate that you are with Flathead Audubon at the group pavilion. Note that there will not be water available in the campground and you will need to filter or bring your own.  Please contact Mike Fanning at 406-862-8070 or shrdlu@centurytel.net if you have any questions.