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Winter Solstice Birding

December 21, 2023 @ 10:30 AM 1:30 PM

Celebrate the Solstice by joining Shannon and Bridger Donaldson for a morning of birding along Flathead Lake’s North Shore. Encompassing over 1,800 acres, the Flathead 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 three types of nuthatches, a variety of woodpecker species and chickadees. The dense 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 a sack lunch or snacks. There are NO restrooms available. Limited to 10 spots to sign up, contact Shannon at shannon@flatheadaudubon.org or 406- 261-3466.

Shannon and Bridger Donaldson

406 261-3466

Flathead WPA