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National Wildlife Refuge

Flocks of Canada geese and tundra swans stand on lake ice at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge.
194 Bowdoin Auto Tour Road
Malta, MT   59538
E-mail: bowdoin@fws.gov
Phone Number: 406-654-2863
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Many people visit Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge each year to view and photograph the 263 species of birds, herds of pronghorn, and the native prairie landscape.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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The islands of Lake Bowdoin support one of the largest inland nesting colonies of American white pelicans and one of the rare ground rookeries of great blue herons and double-crested cormorants. White-faced ibis, Franklin's gulls, black-crowned night herons, and eared grebes are just some of the over-water nesters on the Refuge. Ducks, geese, and shorebirds are also abundant throughout the wetlands. White-tailed deer and pronghorns abound in the uplands along with a wide variety of prairie songbirds, raptors, sharp-tailed grouse, and a myriad of other small animals. Bowdoin NWR has been designated an "Internationally Important Bird Area" and a "Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network" site.

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