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Mon Nov 05 09:39:00 MST 2012

Montana State Parks News

(Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks ( and the Upper Missouri River Audubon Society announced today:

What: A class on autumn and winter birding, including bird watching in Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

Where: The large conference room at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Road, in Great Falls.

The Missouri River Audubon Society and Giant Springs State Park will present a bird watching class on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. in the FWP headquarters conference room on Giant Springs Road.

The class will kick off with a one-hour slide show on commonly seen birds and how to identify them. After a short break, participants will visit Giant Springs State Park from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to use their new bird identification skills. Binoculars will be available for those who need them. Please dress for cold weather and wind.

Giant Springs State Park attracts more than 40 species of birds in the late fall and early winter—making it an ideal location for birders.

Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions at no charge.

In Giant Spring State Park’s lush setting, visitors will find one of the largest freshwater springs in the country flowing at 156 million gallons a day. In the 2012 summer season (May – August) more than 123,000 people visited this state park and enjoyed the River’s Edge Trail and nearby Giant Springs Fish Hatchery.

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