Helena and Vicinity

Helena, Montana 59624

Helena and Vicinity

Helena and Vicinity Professional Review and Guide

"In and near the city of Helena there are three primary places to watch birds. Helena (pronounced HEL-en-uh) is the capital of Montana. The town sprang up in 1864 when gold was discovered in Last Chance Gulch. Like other big towns in Montana, the birding in Helena is quite good.

Three things are obvious when birding Helena: (1) the area is surrounded by mountains and broad vistas; (2) it does not take long to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city; and (3) there is good access to large bodies of water. 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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
2 to 3 days
Best spring; May, June
Best Times
Mount Helena City Park; Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area; Bureau of Reclamation; Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Local Contacts
Montana Highway Map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018