Fall bird tour offered in Libby October 3

On Saturday, October 3, Libby Base Camp Hostel and guide Brian Baxter will host a fall migration birding tour, meeting at 9 a.m. Mountain Time at Riverside Park in Libby.

Riverside Park is on the northeast side of Libby, just before you cross the Kootenai River Bridge heading northeast on Highway 37.

The group will meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Log Pavilion. This will be a road tour with a few short walks into viewing sites.

Fall birding migrations, though not as intense as spring migrations, offer opportunities to scope for and spot birds of prey, waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, and woodpeckers, that may be migrating, exhibiting irruptive migratory behavior, or are resident birds.

Please come prepared for the day with full gas tanks, spotting scopes, binoculars, birding field guide books, proper layers for the weather, lunch, water, snacks, cameras, and sense of humor.

This will be a Covid-19 Safe Space Tour, with participants driving their own vehicles, and carpooling with friends, family or loved ones whenever possible.

The class will be limited class to 10 folks total. On short walks into viewing sites, a minimum of six feet will be kept between participants apart at all times. Senior Citizens are encouraged to participate.

If you are coming from out of town and need accommodations, please check out Libby Hostel Base Camp on 427 Thomas Street in Libby, and visit www.airbnb.com for more information.

Participants will also be given learning aid sheets with birding tips, and wrap up will be at 3:30 p.m. For information on how to register please email b_baxter53@yahoo.com or call (406) 291-2154.

Take some time this fall to enjoy our neck of the woods! As Albert Camus said, “Autumn is a second spring, When every leaf is a flower.”