Great Places: Montana. A Recreational Guide to Montana's Public Lands and Historical Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting, and Camping
Special emphasis on bird-watching, with bird lists for each site, and times of day and year to find them. Camping, trails, driving accessibility. This comprehensive guide details Montana's vast areas of public lands, including wildlife refuges, state parks, Glacier National Park, and many other places that everyone is welcome to explore. Chuck Robbins' personal experiences guide the reader through the myriad public lands; he explains the geology, animal and plant life, and history of Montana's most storied and scenic locales. Out of staters and Montana residents alike will find much of interest in this guide.
Included are: National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge, Wildhorse Island State Park, Missouri Headwaters State Park, the Pryor Mountains Wildhorse Range and many others. Detailed maps and Robbins' exquisite photography supplement the text. Robbins puts special emphasis on the bird-watching opportunities. He is an avid birder, and explains in great detail each species, including behavior, times of day and year to find them, and keys to identification, you could expect to encounter. Open dates, times of day, camping, fishing and hunting opportunities, trails, and drive-in availability are all clearly outlined. Also included are the Nature Conservancy's open-to-the-public preserves.