The Raptorfest Kick-Off starts at the Ellen Theater October 4th. The film Sky Migrations will be playing at 6:30 pm. Followed by a discussion with two of the directors, Charles Post and Max Lowe and a live bird demonstration from Montana Raptor Conservation Center!

The Bridger Raptor Festival is held October 5th & 6th at Bridger Bowl. The festival is free to the public, centers around the the largest known Golden Eagle migration in the United States. Since 1991 a raptor migration count has taken place every fall at the Bridger Bowl ski area in the Gallatin National Forest just north of Bozeman.

Festival activities center around raptor viewing and include nature walks and talks, educational and entertaining programs and activities for people of all ages.

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