Autumn brings more changes to the valley than just the colorful leaves. This is also the time of year when waterfowl migrate south for the winter, and it’s the perfect chance to view the birds at one of the many Waterfowl Production Areas in our region. The Flathead Waterfowl Production Area along the north shore of Flathead Lake near Somers offers terrific bird-watching, as well as views of the lake and Swan Mountain Range.
This area is closed to the public in the spring due to nesting birds, so take advantage of the access this fall. Arrive at dawn and watch song-birds glide from the cottonwoods to the reeds while flocks of geese take flight over the valley.
Waterfowl production areas are open to several public uses, including hunting.
How to get there: The Flathead Waterfowl Production Area is located off Highway 82 between Highway 93 and Highway 35. A single-lane dirt road south of the highway leads to a parking area.
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