Bird-Watching at our Montana Ranch
Montana Birding along the Pacific Flyway
If you like “birding” you’ll love our ranch and lodge. Bird-watching is a fast-growing activity due to the enjoyment that comes from being outdoors, the satisfaction of learning about nature and the pleasure of the “hunt” with our eyes. Blacktail Ranch is located along the Pacific Flyway, the major north-south route for migratory birds that extends from Alaska to Patagonia. The broad range of habitats on the ranch – from cliffs to riparian areas, open meadows to pine slopes – provides nesting and feeding areas. With each of the seasons we see a wide variety of bird species, making our location ideal for Montana bird watching.
At least 21 species of raptors breed along the Rocky Mountain Front, including nine species of owls, eagles, peregrine falcons, Ferruginous hawks and goshawks. We have large populations of songbirds as well. In the peak of summer our hummingbird feeders are a flurry of activity from sunrise to sunset and we have up-close views to the beautiful birds who stop and spend time on the ranch.
For additional information on Montana bird species, please visit the Montana Audubon.