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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 7

Freezeout Lake WMA
Freezeout Lake WMA – photo by Greg Miller

 

Today was the last day of our Big Year Tour in Montana. We finished with 152 species for the trip and the Big Year total is now at 422 species.

We started the day at Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls. 150 million gallons bubble up here and feed the Missouri River every day.

The falls on the Missouri River at Great Falls
The falls on the Missouri River at Great Falls – photo by Greg Miller

 

At Giant Springs we had excellent views of Bullocks Orioles down by the Missouri River. Freezeout Lake had lots of waterfowl but not the numbers of Bowdoin NWR a couple days ago. Although the official tour ended with Freezeout Lake, we drove up to Babb. We are staying near the east entrance to Glacier National Park for the tour extension to the Park. It’s a stunning location.

Near St. Marys at East side of Glacier National Park
Near St. Marys at East side of Glacier National Park – photo by Greg Miller

 

By the way, my calf is greatly improved.

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