Flathead Audubon explores wetlands, migrations


Flathead Audubon members will lead a field trip to Church Slough and Somers-area wetlands on Sunday, March 19 from 8 a.m. until noon.

The chapter is also organizing a trip to the Freezeout Lake area on March 26 to observe spring migrations.

Mid- to late March is the prime time to see large flocks of incoming migrants, including such seasonal specialties as Greater Scaup and Eurasian Wigeon. If the conditions are right, participants may see thousands of waterfowl of 15-20 species. This trip is limited to 15 participants. Please call 406-270-5941 to reserve spots and for logistics (meeting location, carpooling).

See what weather is in store for the Missoula area this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The annual trek to Freezeout Lake takes place March 26 and 27. Snow Geese are beginning to move from their wintering grounds to their arctic nesting areas along with thousands of other waterfowl. They stop over at Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Choteau to rest and feed before finishing their journey.

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The group will meet on Sunday morning at 10 AM at the parking lot of the

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