Havre and Vicinity

Havre, Montana

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Havre (pronounced “HAV-er”) is a railroad town on the Hi Line of Montana, just north of the Bear Paw Mountains. The city was named after the french hometown of one of the original homesteader’s parents. Fort Assiniboine was built here in 1879 to prevent local Indian tribes from fleeing to Canada, which met with limited success. The term Assiniboine is derived after a tribe of Indians whose name equates with “stone boilers.” These people reportedly boiled their meat by dropping heated stones in water until the meat was cooked. Southeast of Havre is the Chief Joseph Battlefield where on October 5, 1877, Chief Joseph surrendered to Colonel Miles and spoke the famous words “I will fight no more forever.” 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

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Birding Montana

by Terry McEneaney (Falcon Guides)

Havre (pronounced “HAV-er”) is a railroad town on the Hi Line of Montana, just north of the Bear Paw Mountains. The city was named after the french hometown of one of the original homesteader’s parents. Fort Assiniboine was built here in 1879 to prevent local Indian tribes from fleeing to Canada, which met with limited success. The term Assiniboine is derived after a tribe of Indians whose name equates with “stone boilers.”

These people reportedly boiled their meat by dropping heated stones in water until the meat was cooked. Southeast of Havre is the Chief Joseph Battlefield where on October 5, 1877, Chief Joseph surrendered to Colonel Miles and spoke the famous words “I will fight no more forever.” 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: Havre
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 1 to 2 days
Best Times: Best spring, summer; April through June
Local Contacts: Beaver Creek County Park; Lake Elwell Recreation Area
Local Maps: Montana Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Havre and Vicinity

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