Count birds in Kalispell!
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 11, 2019

(Kalispell, MT) – Montana State Parks ( will celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count at Lone Pine State Park on Sunday, February 17 from 12:30 to 5:00 PM.

The 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.  Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) and report their sightings online at Participants will learn the basics of birding, play games, and take part in activities to win prizes.  There will be resources to help identify birds, where to look them up, and how to enter the data. Join us and help Lone Pine take part in one of the largest citizen science projects.

For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 755-2706 ext. 2.

What:  The Great Backyard Bird Count

When:  Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Where: Lone Pine State Park, 300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT

Lone Pine State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers one of the most vivid views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and a beautiful interpretive center that provides information on living in a wildlife urban interface.  Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Furthermore, Lone Pine offers a fantastic variety of educational and interpretive programs.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Derrick Rathe
Park Ranger,
Lone Pine State Park
(406) 755-2706, ext. 2