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BIRDING AT N. SHORE FLATHEAD LAKE WPA
December 21, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate the Solstice by joining Shannon and Bridger Donaldson for an afternoon of birding along Flathead Lake’s North Shore. Encompassing over 1,800 acres, the WPA is a wonderful mix of habitats with many opportunities to see a variety of birds. The group will likely see eagles as well as both Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks. Song Sparrows and American Tree Sparrows are probable in the thickets. Closer to the lake, there is a great mix of Ponderosa pine, aspen stands, birch and larch trees where it is possible to find 3 types of nuthhatches, a variety of woodpecker species and chickadees. The denser thickets along the sloughs provide great cover for birds such Long-eared Owls. Expect to walk 2.5-3 miles. It is mostly level, however, there are some slopes and boardwalks that may be slick. Bring ice cleats or hiking poles, tall waterproof boots, extra layers, water and snacks. There are NO restrooms available. To sigh up, contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406 261-3466