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Flathead Lake North Shore Designated an “Important Bird Area”

Photo of the North Shore by Karen Nichols

National Audubon Society designated the Flathead Lake North Shore as an “Important Bird Area”.  Important Bird Areas are sites that provide essential habitat for breeding, wintering, and/or migrating birds.

The designated area includes most of the north shore of Flathead Lake – about 3,600 acres comprising the Flathead Lake Waterfowl Production Area and adjacent lands.  The north shore supports a wide diversity of birds during all seasons and particularly during migration, when the area is used heavily by large flocks of waterfowl, waterbirds and shorebirds.  About 230 bird species are known to use the north shore.

For more information visit Audubon’s website at

Read more about Flathead Lake’s North Shore on our website.

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