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Exceptional Diversity of Birds Program at Missouri Headwaters State Park


Fri Jul 13 10:35:00 MDT 2012

(Three Forks, MT) – Montana State Parks (

What: Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series presentation, “The Exceptional Diversity of Birds in Headwaters State Park” by Steve Hoffman, Executive Director of Montana Audubon. The 2012 speaker series theme is Exploring Nature.

When: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Where: Missouri Headwaters State Park picnic area, 1585 Trident Road, Three Forks, MT 59752. The park is located four miles north of Three Forks, just off of interstate 90.

(The rain location is the United Methodist Church Annex building, 116 East Cedar Street, Three Forks, Montana.)

The amazing variety of habitats at Missouri Headwaters State Park contributes to the exceptional diversity of birds that inhabit the park. There are 427 bird species in the state of Montana, and more than 100 are known to occur within this 506-acre park! The abundance and diversity of birds in the park is so unique the area has been designated as an “Important Bird Area” by Montana Audubon. Hoffman’s presentation will help park visitors find and identify some of the most common and easily observed species found in summer in the park.

Executive Director of Montana Audubon since 2006, Steve Hoffman has dedicated his entire 30-year career to wildlife conservation. He began as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in southern Arizona, and after 10 years of government service, launched HawkWatch International, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research and conservation of hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey. He later became Bird Conservation Director for Audubon Pennsylvania and Bozeman’s Executive Director of Predator Conservation Alliance. He has authored more than 30 scientific papers and given hundreds of presentations.

Enjoy the Missouri Headwaters State Park Speaker Series--Saturday evenings throughout the summer. A marshmallow roast follows each program.

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