Saturday, July 7, 2012

6 July 2012

We spent our last day in Glacier National Park hiking towards Grinnell Lake in the Many Glacier area of the park. There were two boat rides, one on Swift Current Lake and one on Josephine Lake, then a short hike to Grinnell Lake. The birding was excellent with some new species for the park and the trip. The geology was spectacular as was the view of glaciers and snowfields. We also saw our first Grizzly Bear but fortunately it was a distant view.

Photo of Swift Current Lake and Mountains

Photo of Josephine Lake and Mountains

Photo of Grinnell Lake and Mountains

Day-list: Montana: Glacier Co., near Many Glacier, Glacier National Park

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Red-tailed Hawk

Spotted Sandpiper

Willow Flycatcher

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Violet-green Swallow

Tree Swallow

Steller’s Jay

Black-billed Magpie

Northern Raven

American Crow

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Winter Wren

American Robin

Varied Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Cedar Waxwing

Warbling vireo

Tennessee Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

MacGillivray's Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Brown-headed Cowbird

Western Tanager

Lazuli Bunting

Pine Siskin

Red Crossbill

Chipping Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

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