Kalispell and Vicinity

Kalispell, Montana

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The area around Kalispell is a fun place to watch birds. Vaux’s Swift is one species you can find right in the middle of town. A massive ice age glacier was responsible for the landscape patterns seen today in the Flathead Valley. The magnificent mountain ranges to the northeast (Whitefish Range, Glacier National Park), east (Swan Range), and southeast (Mission Range) of Kalispell resisted the power of this large glacier and are a testimonial to that era. Kalispell is named after the Kalispell Indians, relatives of the Flathead Indians. The area around Kalispell was first settled in 1881, when Angus McDonald of the Hudson’s Bay Company established a post here. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.
Birding Montana

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Birding Montana

by Terry McEneaney (Falcon Guides)

The area around Kalispell is a fun place to watch birds. Vaux’s Swift is one species you can find right in the middle of town. A massive ice age glacier was responsible for the landscape patterns seen today in the Flathead Valley. The magnificent mountain ranges to the northeast (Whitefish Range, Glacier National Park), east (Swan Range), and southeast (Mission Range) of Kalispell resisted the power of this large glacier and are a testimonial to that era. Kalispell is named after the Kalispell Indians, relatives of the Flathead Indians.

The area around Kalispell was first settled in 1881, when Angus McDonald of the Hudson’s Bay Company established a post here. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.

©  Terry McEneaney/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Kalispell
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 1 to 2 days
Best Times: Best spring, summer, fall; March-June, September-December
Local Contacts: Little Bitterroot State Park; Flathead Lake Wildlife Protection Area; Wayfarers State Recreation Area
Local Maps: Montana Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Kalispell and Vicinity

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

Apr 2018