Tally Birders at rest – Photo Credit: Anne Lent

This year’s Tally Lake campout is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 (arrive after 12 PM) to Thursday, June 10 (Checkout by 11:00 AM).  There is space for RV’s and tents for those who want to spend the nights.

This is an ideal time of year to find a wide variety of migrant and resident birds; most notable is that virtually all of the warbler species which can be found 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.

There is a covered pavilion for rainy weather and a fire ring for warmth and grates for cooking.  We will have an optional potluck meal Wednesday evening around 6 PM. Please bring something to share if you want to join in. All other meals are up to you.

Someone will show up Tuesday 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.

We need to know roughly how many people will attend so that, if there are enough, we can get a speaker on Wednesday afternoon to tell us about current research being done at the lake. So please call Jill or Mike Fanning at 862-8070 or shrdlu@centurytel.net if you plan to come or if you have any questions. Masks are optional and social distancing is requested. Cost of camping is FREE, courtesy of FAS. Just tell them at the gate that you are with Flathead Audubon at the pavilion.