Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
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Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (email) (website)
27820 Southside Centennial Road, Lima, MT 59739, Tel: 406-276-3536
Details: Mostly wetland and riparian habitats, Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is designated a National Natural Landmark. Wildlife include trumpeter swans, moose, sandhill cranes, curlews, peregrine falcons, eagles, numerous hawks and owls, badgers, wolverines, bears, pronghorn, wolves, and arctic grayling and west-slope cutthroat trout. A full tank of gas is recommended for the road trip out and back.
Birds: Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Grouse, Partridge, Herons, Bitterns, Ibises, Cranes, Rails, Coots, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Doves, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Chickadees, Dippers, Nuthatches, Creeper, Wrens, Thrashers, Thrushes, Bluebirds, Kinglets, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood Warblers, Weaver Finches, Meadowlarks, Blackbirds, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Finches, Sparrows, Buntings.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.