Lee Metcalf NWR--Wildfowl Lane Dr.

Lee Metcalf NWR--Wildfowl Lane Dr.

Stevensville, Montana 59870

Official Website
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Official Website

Tips for Birding

Spotting scopes are essential, Wildfowl Lane is wide so it's possible to park at the edge and scope without impeding traffic, which is light most of the time.

Birds of Interest

Migratory and resident breeding waterfowl, shorebirds during Spring and Fall migration. There is a Great Blue Heron rookery on the North side of the road, West of the visitor center. Osprey breed here, Trumpeter Swans are present year round, American White Pelican and Tundra Swans can be seen during Spring and Fall migration.

About this Location

The Refuge encompasses a portion of the Bitterroot River and is located between the scenic Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains. This floodplain refuge provides a diverse mosaic of western mountain valley habitats including gallery and riverfront forest, wet meadow, wetlands, and grassland benches.

About Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is a representation of the diverse native wildlife habitat once found abundantly between the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains and along the ever-changing Bitterroot River. This floodplain refuge provides a diverse mosaic of western mountain valley habitats including gallery and riverfront forest, wet meadow, wetlands, and grassland benches.

Content from Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Official Website

Last updated October 26, 2023

The Bitterroot Range from Wildfowl Lane
Thomas Kallmeyer