Bitterroot National Forest, Hamilton, MT |

Bitterroot National Forest

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Bitterroot National Forest

1801 North First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840, Tel: 406-363-7100


A 1.6 million acre forest in southwest Montana and Idaho, including the Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church River of No Return, and the Anaconda Pintler. Passes and/or permits required.


Water Birds, Birds of Prey, Game Birds, Marsh / Shore Birds, Snipe, Phalaropes, Gulls, Terns, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfisher, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Lark, Swallows, Jays, Crow, Raven, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Creeper, Wrens, Dipper, Kinglets, Bluebirds, Thrushes, Catbird, Thrasher, Pipit, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starling, Vireos, Warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Bunting, Towhee, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Oriole, Finches,


Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.