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In 1998, Greg zig-zagged 130,000 miles across the USA, while trying to hold down a full-time job, aspiring to reach at least 700 species of birds in one calendar year. "The Big Year," a novel by Mark Obmascik detailed his travails alongside two competitors. The book was later turned into a movie of the same title that starred Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson!

Montana Day 2

Mountain Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird showing off its stunning plumage – photo by Sandy Brown

 

What a day! Montana birds are fantastic! And not to be outdone, the scenery is just phenomenal too!

Fabulous morning view at Missouri River Headwaters State Park
Fabulous morning view at Missouri River Headwaters State Park – photo by Greg Miller

 

Bench Road near Three Forks MT
Bench Road near Three Forks MT – photo by Greg Miller

 

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park – photo by Greg Miller

 

Today we bumped our Montana trip list over 100. We are now at 101 species. And the year list whooshed by the 400-mark. We now stand at 412. Some of today’s birds include Mountain Bluebird, White-throated Swift, Violet-green Swallow, Red-naped Sapsucker, Canyon Wren, Red-necked & Western Grebes, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, and surprise of the day–some Pinyon Jays here in Helena! Sweet!

Pinyon Jay with young
Pinyon Jay with young – photo by Sandy Brown

 

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