Birding in Montana's Centennial Valley

The Centennial Valley is home to some of Montana's best birding--raptors, swans, sandhill cranes and sage grouse all take refuge across the untouched landscape. Avid birders flock to the Centennial Valley and the famous Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge to enjoy the many species that the valley is home to. 

There are a number of ways you can enjoy and support the avian life on and around the J Bar L property--

  • Binoculars are provided in each of our rental properties so that guests can observe the active bird life from their very own porch
  • We have partnered with a professor from the University of Montana Western in Dillon. With a donation to Montana Audubon, we can arrange a private day of bird watching for you and your group. 
  • The J Bar L also periodically hosts birding retreats. Please check our Groups and Events page or inquire with our Guest Manager for future opportunities
  • If you are a member of a birding conservation group please inquire about our donation program at the time of your reservation

What fellow birders are saying:

"The trip to the J Bar L was definitely an adventure...We saw 94 species of birds in the Centennial Valley--some life birds for some people... We will tell others of the J Bar L Ranch and the service you are doing for birds and the earth." -- Coeur d'Alene Audubon, Smith, 2018