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    Montana's Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Birding Workshop June 22-24

    Women interested in learning the basics of bird watching are invited to a weekend workshop June 22-24, co-sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

    “This workshop is for the beginning birder who wants to learn to identify birds through field marks, sounds and habitat,” said Liz Lodman, FWP coordinator of the Becoming An Outdoors-Woman workshops.

    The birding workshop begins Friday evening, June 22, at the Ninepipes Lodge near Charlo, and runs through noon on Sunday.  Experienced bird watchers from across the state will share their knowledge of Montana’s birds and will lead morning and evening bird walks.  The workshop also includes a bird and wildlife watching tour of the National Bison Range.

    “Wildlife viewing is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities,” Lodman said. “This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn the basics you need to actively enjoy bird watching.”

    The workshop fee is $98, and includes all meals during the workshop.  Participants are responsible for their own lodging.  To register, visit the FWP website at <a href="http://www.fwp.mt.gov/" target="_blank">fwp.mt.gov</a>.  Or contact Liz Lodman at FWP by phone 406-444-9940, email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected]</a>; or contact Pat Jamieson at USFWS by phone at 644-2211 ext. 207.

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