50 species on 50 days in 50 states shared with great people, visiting great places and having fun. That’s what this crazy idea of mine was supposed to be all about. Before reaching Montana, I had been successful in achieving that in 41 states. There had been a lot of planning and lots of good fortune – especially on the weather front where I had no rain or heavy wind that had interfered with any of the planning – with any of the birding. Truly wonderful birds, people and places. Planning for Montana was different than any of the previous states. It included a “leap of faith” – not my strongest suit.
We would be visiting friends of Cindy’s in Helena that were interested in birding and had birded in the area. I did some preliminary research for good birding spots in the vicinity and felt 50 species in…
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