Bridger Raptor Festival - Bozeman

Sunday, October 07, 2018 - Sunday, October 07, 2018

The Bridger Raptor Festival is an annual event held in and around Bozeman Montana. The festival, which is free to the public, centers around an annual count each Fall of the largest known golden eagle migration in the United States. The Bridger Raptor Festival takes place at the Bridger Bowl ski area in the Gallatin National Forest just north of Bozeman. Activities include a Wildlife Film Festival, interpretive programs with live raptors, nature walks and talks, face painting, storytelling, education and entertainment programs for people of all ages.

Children's events, bird hike opportunities and more occur before and after the event.

In partnership with Gallatin National Forest and Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Hawkwatch International established one of 16 Rocky Mountain raptor monitoring sites on the Bridger Bowl helicopter platform in 1991. At that time more golden eagles had been documented at this site then any other in the country. Since monitoring migratory activity, 16 other species of raptors have been counted regularly using the Bridger Bowl Range as a migratory flyway through the Rocky Mountains each fall

Be prepared for all weather conditions. If hiking, proper hiking gear, food, and water should be taken for each individual. Bring your binoculars and cameras!

Visit for event schedule and program descriptions as they become posted.

Mailing Address
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Street Address
15795 Bridger Canyon Road
Bozeman,  MT 59715

Phone: 406-586-1518
Fax: 406-556-5720
Toll Free: 800-223-9609

Bridger Raptor Festival will be held at Saddle Peak and Jim Bridger Lodges at the base of Bridger Bowl Ski Area which is located 16 miles north of Bozeman on Highway 86. Follow signs to parking lot. Visitors are permitted to hike to the top of the ridge for viewing migrating raptors.

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Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Beer/Wine, Childrens Activities, Educational Programs, Handicapped Accessible, Information, Instruction, Interpreter, Interpretive Display, Lunch, Merchandise, Parking, Pets Allowed, Public Restroom, Tour, Trail, Unescorted Tour, Visitor Service, Water

Bird Watching, Childrens Activities, Education, Environmental, Exhibit, Festival, Food And Drink, Hiking, History, Nature, Outdoor Activity, Photography, Storytelling, Wildlife Viewing