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Wed May 07 15:03:53 MDT 2014

Montana State Parks News - Region 4

(Ulm, MT) – Join us - Montana State Parks ( for Birds of the Buffalo Jump Audubon Birding Field Trip at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, May 17 from 8am to noon.

With its 400-foot elevation change from the visitor center to the top of the buffalo jump, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park offers abundant birding opportunities along the 3.5-mile Nature Trail. The diverse plant communities and elevations in the 2,000-acre park provide wonderful environments for a variety of birds - from curlews and avocets to hawks and owls, as well as many others.

Field trip participants should bring binoculars if they have them. A few pairs will be available for loan from Audubon Society members. Suitable footwear for hiking several miles is recommended as well as weather appropriate clothing. Birders are encouraged to bring water and possibly a snack due to the length of the field trip.  Please consider this a moderately strenuous walk. For more information contact Richard Hopkins at (406) 866-2217.

What: "Birds of the Buffalo Jump" - Led by members of the Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon Society.

When: Saturday, May 17 from 8am-noon.

Where: Meet at the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Visitor Center, 342 Ulm-Vaughn Road, Ulm, MT 59485.

Who: Outing leaders Kris and Kitty Knaphus with the Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon Society have been birding more than 15 years.

Cost: Free for Montana Residents, a park entrance fee of $5.00/per vehicle applies to non-residents.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump is located 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off of Interstate 15 at Exit 270.
For directions or more information about First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park visit:

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In 2013 more than 15,300 people visited this state park.
A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Richard Hopkins
Park Manager,
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
(406) 866-2217