Bird migration is causing a headache for many in Great Falls

If you’ve noticed a little more bird poop on your car, don’t worry, they aren’t just targeting you.

When birds migrate to the south in the winter, they travel in large concentrated groups. 

As a result, there will be more bird feces around the area. 

Every bird species is different in how they decide when it’s time to spread their wings and fly south for warmer weather.

According to Montana's FWP, Great Falls is the perfect place for birds to take a break and replenish their energy.

"The Missouri River is really a central stopping point for a lot of birds because of its diverse food sources and the water doesn’t freeze right away so they stop. Plus you got all the grain sources here from, you know, farming," says Gary Bertellotti, Regional Supervisor of Region 4.  

To avoid being on the tail end of birds doing their business, FWP suggests parking away from trees where birds nest as well as away from any possible food sources.

If you’d like to watch birds during their migration season, Montana's FWP says Benton lake and Freezeout lake are two great places to view thousands of birds making their journey towards the south.

For more information, call the hotline number at 406-467-2646.

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