FREEZOUT LAKE AND THE SNOW GEESE MIGRATION
March 26 - March 27
Join Flathead Audubon on Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2020. 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 Freezeout Lake near Choteau; the time is the annual Flathead Audubon field trip. We will meet on Thursday 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 Friday. 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 Freezeout WMA. Motel options include the Stage Stop (406-466-5900), Gunther (406-466-5444), and Big Sky (406-466-5318). Make your reservations early as these hotels will likely fill up. For more information, including the meeting location, contact Bob Lee at 270-0371 or RML3@centurytel.net.