National Bison Range, Moiese, MT |

National Bison Range

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National Bison Range

58355 Bison Range Road, Moiese, MT 59824, Tel: 406-644-2211


National Bison Range was established in 1908 for the preservation of the American bison, and was designated as a refuge for native birds in 1921. Elk, white-tail and mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and black bear are other large wildlife found on the Range. The range is open mid-May to late October and accepts Golden Passes and Federal Waterfowl Stamps.


Grebes, Cormorants, Herons, Bitterns, Geese, Swans, Ducks, Vultures, Hawks, Falcons, Grouse, Rails, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Nighthawks, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfisher, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Dippers, Kinglets, Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starling, Vireo, Warblers, Tanagers, Buntings, Towhees, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Finches, Weaver Finches.


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