Five Valleys Audubon has scheduled a 2-day field trip to the Freezout Lake area on May 21 – 22. We will be staying in Choteau and the preferred motel is the Stage Stop Inn (1-888-466-5900).
We will bird Freezout Lake on Saturday and should find Clark’s Grebe, Black-crowned Night-heron, Am. Bittern, several shorebirds, Golden Eagle and maybe a Ferruginous Hawk. On Sunday, we will bird the Rocky Mountain Front and should see Chestnut-sided and McCown’s Longspurs, Clay-colored Sparrow, Horned Lark, Fox Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Bobolink, and possibly an Alder Flycatcher and Loggerhead Shrike.
The field trip will leave Missoula at 7:00 am. Participants are asked to make reservations in advance. Please call Larry Weeks at 406-549-5632 if you wish to attend and he will coordinate carpooling. Plan to bring lunches for both days. There is a $10 charge for multi-day field trips.