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Swan River National Wildlife Refuge

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Swan River National Wildlife Refuge

Kalispell, MT, Tel: 406-858-2216


Swan River National Wildlife Refuge is 1568 acres, and is located 38 miles southeast of Creston, in the Swan Valley. It was established in 1973 for use as a sanctuary for migratory birds.


Loons, grebes, cormorants, herons, bitterns, swans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, falcons, grouse, pheasants, rails, plovers, shorebirds, gulls, terns, doves, owls, goatsuckers, swifts, hummingbirds, kingfishers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, larks, swallows, jays, magpies, crows, chickadees, nuthatches, creepers, dippers, wrens, mockingbirds, thrushes, bluebirds, kinglets, pipits, waxwings, shrikes, starlings, vireos, wood warblers, weaver finches, blackbirds, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks, sparrows, finches,


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