Town Bound Birding Series

FVAS is excited to host the Town Bound Birding Series. Once a month we will host a bird watching event at a local hotspot. Our goal is to have a good time exploring the wildlife at these easy to access sites, all of which are in the Missoula Valley. Extra points if you bike or take the bus to get there! Knowledgeable guides will be on hand to point out the different species and answer questions. All are welcome! Participants are encouraged to meet for fun conversation afterwards at a nearby coffee shop.

Kelly Island Fishing Access Saturday October 8th 9-11am

  • Meet & park at 4854 Spurgin Road
  • Please join us for a morning walk as we leisurely search for birds in the woodlands, floodplain, and along the river. All interests and experience levels are encouraged to come. We recommend comfortable closed- toed shoes for the unpaved trail. The terrain is level and accessible to most. Likely encounters include Belted Kingfishers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Bald Eagles, and more. For those interested, we will meet for coffee and discussion afterwards at The Trough (2106 Clements Road.) 

Fort Missoula Saturday November 5th 9-11am

  • Meet & park at the dirt lot across from Missoula Public School Agricultural Center (at the end of Guardsman Lane)
  • Please join us for a morning walk as we leisurely search for birds in the Knife River Ponds, on the Bitterroot River, and in the surrounding habitats. All interests and experience levels are encouraged to come. We recommend comfortable closed-toed shoes for the unpaved trail. The terrain is level and accessible to most. Likely encounters include Ring-necked Ducks, Common Goldeneyes, Bald Eagles, and more. For those interested, we will meet for coffee and discussion afterwards at The Trough (2106 Clements Road.)

Milwaukee Trail Saturday December 10th 9-11am

  • Meet at Bernice’s Bakery (190 South 3rd Street West)
  • Please join us for a morning walk as we leisurely search for birds along Missoula’s favorite pedestrian trail. All interests and experience levels are encouraged to come. Please dress appropriately for the cold and the possibility of snow and/or ice. The terrain is level and accessible to most. Likely encounters include Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Hooded Mergansers, and more. For those interested, we will meet for coffee and discussion afterwards at Bernice’s Bakery.

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