Great Falls and Vicinity

Great Falls, Montana

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Giant Springs State Park is a good place to start birding when in Great Falls. From 10th Ave south, follow River Road east and turn north on Giant Springs Road. The park-like lawns and tall trees bordering the south bank of the Missouri River act as a magnet for birdlife. Species likely to be found in the manicured park include American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, House Wren, and Bullock's Oriole. Along the Missouri River look and listen for American White Pelican, Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, American Coot, California Gull, Belted Kingfisher, and Cliff Swallow.
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Birding Montana

by Terry McEneaney (Falcon Guides)

Giant Springs State Park is a good place to start birding when in Great Falls. From 10th Ave south, follow River Road east and turn north on Giant Springs Road. The park-like lawns and tall trees bordering the south bank of the Missouri River act as a magnet for birdlife.

Species likely to be found in the manicured park include American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, House Wren, and Bullock's Oriole. Along the Missouri River look and listen for American White Pelican, Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, American Coot, California Gull, Belted Kingfisher, and Cliff Swallow.

©  Terry McEneaney/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Great Falls
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 1 to 3 days
Best Times: Best spring, summer; May, June, September
Local Contacts: Giant Springs State Park
Local Maps: Montana Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Falls and Vicinity

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