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Missoula’s Osprey – More Than Meets the Eye

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

$15 – $20

Date: Monday, July 22
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. We will carpool to the local nest site with the most activity.

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Known to tens of thousands worldwide, Missoula’s osprey showcase avian drama and intrigue. From losing chicks and fending off owls to exciting new mates, extra-pair alliances, and long distance migrations, osprey have tales to tell. Dalit Guscio, CFWEP’s Missoula program director, will explain the intricacies of osprey livelihood and discuss monitoring methods in our watershed. Scopes will be available for up-close viewing. Get a more in-depth understanding of our celebrated summertime fishing raptors! You will learn about their biology, challenges and successes through time, and of course, wild stories to amaze your friends and family.

Iris, a 28-year-old Missoula osprey and wildlife-cam sensation, was recently featured on this NPR Morning Edition segment. 

Instructor: Dalit Guscio is the Missoula program director of the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP). She spends her time educating our youth about watershed health and monitors Clark Fork osprey chicks as a proxy for watershed health. Opportunities to volunteer with CFWEP in Missoula area or Butte will also be addressed! Learn more at cfwep.org.

Activity level: easy walking/standing/sitting

What to Bring:

  • Water, snacks
  • Clothes appropriate for changing Montana weather conditions- layers
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Camp chair if you would like to sit
  • Binoculars (we will have some to borrow and there will be scopes)
  • Anything you need to be comfortable outside for one hour


July 22
9:00 am - 10:30 am
$15 – $20
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