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Benton Lake
National Wildlife Refuge


Purple clouds fill the sky as numerous bolts of lightning illuminate the prairie landscape.
922 Bootlegger Trail
Great Falls, MT   59404
E-mail: bentonlake@fws.gov
Phone Number: 406-727-7400
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/benton_lake/
A summer lightning storm rolls across the prairie at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
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Bald eagles are commonly seen in the spring and fall, and chestnut-collared longspurs, grasshopper sparrows, and burrowing owls nest in Refuge uplands.

Benton Lake NWR is recognized as a regional site by the Wetlands for Americas, formerly the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Preserve Network. The Refuge has also been identified as being significant for World Bird Conservation and is officially designated a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy.

 
 
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