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June 2, 2023 @ 11:00 AM June 4, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Join FAS at the Tally Lake Campground for an extraordinary time of birding and relaxing from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. Come for a day trip or spend the whole weekend! 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.

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. We’ll wrap up on Sunday. There is space for RVs and tents for those who want to spend the nights (checkout time is 11 a.m.).

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 Saturday evening around 6 p.m. Please bring something to share if you want to join in. All other meals are up to you. 

On Saturday, June 3, 3 p.m. in the Pavilion, guest speaker, Mike Koopal, Director and Founder of The Whitefish Lake Institute will present some of the ongoing research on Tally Lake. Tally Lake has some very unusual features. It is the deepest natural lake in Montana, and does not “turn over annually” unlike most lakes. We have often wondered if there are sea monsters hidden at the bottom!

Please call Jill or Mike Fanning at 406-862-8070 or shrdlu@centurytel.net if you plan to come, or if you have any questions. Camping and day use are FREE, courtesy of FAS. Just tell the campground host at the gate that you are with Flathead Audubon at the group pavilion.


Mike Fanning


Tally Lake Campground

Tally Lake Camp C Rd
Whitefish, MT 59937
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