Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Browning, Montana

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Any birding trip on the Blackfeet Reservation begins in Browning. In town look for House Sparrow and Black-billed Magpie. Also stop in at the Museum of the Plains Indian, open from June through September, on the north end of town. North and east of town, the Browning Landfill is seldom visited by birders but offers good opportunities for viewing gulls (Ring-billed Gull, California Gull) and corvids (American Crow, Common Raven) besides Horned Lark and Northern Shrike during migration. Along U.S. 2 between Browning and East Glacier, the Blackfeet Potholes harbor a diversity and abundance of birds. Species likely to be seen here include Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Common Snipe, Wilson’s Phalarope, Black Tern, Barn Swallow, Sprague’s Pipit, Western Meadowlark, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Birding Montana

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Birding Montana

by Terry McEneaney (Falcon Guides)

Any birding trip on the Blackfeet Reservation begins in Browning. In town look for House Sparrow and Black-billed Magpie. Also stop in at the Museum of the Plains Indian, open from June through September, on the north end of town. North and east of town, the Browning Landfill is seldom visited by birders but offers good opportunities for viewing gulls (Ring-billed Gull, California Gull) and corvids (American Crow, Common Raven) besides Horned Lark and Northern Shrike during migration.

Along U.S. 2 between Browning and East Glacier, the Blackfeet Potholes harbor a diversity and abundance of birds. Species likely to be seen here include Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Common Snipe, Wilson’s Phalarope, Black Tern, Barn Swallow, Sprague’s Pipit, Western Meadowlark, and Yellow-headed Blackbird.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Browning
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 1 to 2 days
Best Times: Best summer; June, July, August
Local Contacts: Blackfeet Fish and Game Department
Local Maps: Montana Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Blackfeet Indian Reservation

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