Bison still roam the Great Plains as Ferruginous Hawks soar overhead. Long-billed Curlew, Mountain Plover and Piping Plover all breed in this region and we will seek them as we watch for displaying McCown’s Longspurs and singing Baird’s Sparrows. The Marshes and lakes of the Front Range host Clark’s Grebes and White-faced Ibis. The mountains of southern Montana, the Beartooth Range, offer several unique bio-zones where we will seek Black Rosy-Finch, White-tailed Ptarmigan and Northern Hawk-Owl.
Glacier National Park is recognized as the “Crown Jewel” of our National Park System. Straddling the Continental Divide in northwestern Montana, the watershed flows into three oceans… Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic! While hiking through Glacier we will be treated to countless mountain peaks, alpine lakes and the few remaining glaciers in the lower 48. This time of year can offer astounding displays of wildflowers. Wildlife abounds in the park and sightings of Mountain Goats, Mountain Lions and Black Bears are regular and we may even see a Grizzly! The scenery in the park is beautiful, and with the long summer days, sunsets and sunrises are often spectacular.
Although we will eat meals as a group, meal costs are not included.