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Flathead Land Trust Goes Virtual on Tour

     You’re going to want your sound on when you click to the Flathead Virtual Bird and Bike Tour of the Smith Lake Waterfowl Production Area. COVID may have cancelled the 2020 actual bike and bird tour, but for wildlife life in the wetlands goes on. And that life is loud. As the three-minute video plays a chorus of many bird species sings, chirps and calls, accompanied by short descriptions of what you’re hearing. The virtual tour was put together by Constanza von der Pahlen and the Flathead Lakers. Bird sounds are from The Cornell Lab.

     From the video information: The sounds of calling and singing birds is deafening during spring and fall migrations as the waterfowl, shorebirds, swans, and tens of thousands of migratory birds settle among the bulrush, cattail, and reed canary grass to eat, rest, or nest at the Smith Lake.