Amazing Migration of Snow Geest

From 10 am Saturday until Sunday pm

meet at the Kmart Parking Lot in Kalispell


FREEZOUT LAKE AND THE SNOW GEESE MIGRATION, March 25-26, 2017. The Snow Geese are moving from their California wintering grounds to their arctic nesting areas along with thousands of other waterfowl. There is nothing like Snow Geese and the Rocky Mountains at the same time and place. The place is Freezout Lake near Choteau; the time is the annual Flathead Audubon field trip. We will meet at the K-Mart parking lot on the corner of Highways 2 and 35 in Kalispell on Saturday morning at 10 AM, caravan/carpool to Choteau and arrive in time for the afternoon “fly-out.” After spending a night in Choteau, we will head back out just before daybreak to watch the “mass ascension” of geese from the ponds of Freezout. After the morning’s birding, we, too, will head home in the early afternoon arriving in Kalispell around 5 PM on Sunday. Bob Lee will provide a suggested schedule and route, and will be in the front of the group. Participants may choose to pursue the geese on their own as much or as little as they, the weather and the birds allow. Please make your own arrangements for lodging; primitive camping is available at Freezout WMA. Motel options include the Stage Stop (406-466-5900), Gunther (406-466-5444) and Big Sky (406-466-5318). For more information, contact Bob Lee at 270-0371 or

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