Birds of Freezeout Lake

Each spring hundreds of thousands of snow geese, tens of thousands of tundra swans, and large numbers of other migratory birds arrive in Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Choteau, Montana. The birds will rest and refuel for a few days in the surrounding barley fields before moving on to their breeding areas in the arctic. The activity on the lakes is truly one of nature's spectacles.

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Thousands of snow geese on Freezeout Lake, Choteau, MT, U.S.

Panorama: Freezeout Lake, with Priest Butte beyond. Thousands of snow geese (anser caerulescens) cover the lake in the distance. These are quite detailed in a large print.


Snow geese over Freezeout Lake, Choteau, MT, U.S.

A close view of snow geese over Freezeout Lake, on their way to feed in local fields on a March morning.

Snow geese over Freezeout Lake, Choteau, MT, U.S.

Thousands of snow geese over Freezeout Lake, on their way to feed in local fields on a March morning.


Snow geese over Freezeout Lake, Choteau, MT, U.S.

Spring brings thousands of snow geese to Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Choteau, Montana.

Snow geese over Freezeout Lake, Choteau, MT, U.S.

Snow geese returning to Freezeout Lake after spending the day feeding in nearby fields.


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