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Sandhill Cranes feeding in field Photo Credit: Dick Walker

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What an exciting summer! Hope you got out into the mountains, the valleys, the prairies, the wetlands, and the forest. Fall is upon us and we’re looking forward to our first general meeting where we will have Dan Casey giving a presentation on eBird. Click here for more information on our September Program!

Throughout this past summer, we traded our general meetings for getting outside in Montana’s amazing summer. It was a busy summer exploring the outdoors. Check out our Field Trip Reports to see the fun.

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Lisa Bate second from right with her Bat Crew - courtesy of Lisa Bate

Lisa Bate Wins Jack Potter Award

Adapted from Headwater Montana announcement Lisa Bate, Glacier National Park wildlife biologist (and Flathead Audubon Member) has been awarded the Jack Potter Glacier National Park Stewardship Award. established to promote stewardship of Glacier Park’s spectacular natural resources. Lisa exemplifies the key attributes behind the Stewardship Award. She loves the Park, and she works intelligently and […]

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Gael presents Susannah & Dan Casey with Conservation Achievement Recognition - Photo Credit: John Winnie

Annual May Potluck – 2016

By Marylane Pannell The Whitefish Community Center was the location for our annual potluck dinner and FAS membership meeting on May 9, 2016. After several announcements Kay Mitchell, President of FAS, gave the 2015-2016 annual report. She included comments on the following: Hawk Watch; our new treasurer, Joe Batts; OSNA; meeting programs; our education program […]

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Chirps and Squawks

September 2016 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from May and June 2016 Board Meetings May Board Highlights   Approved adding Bruce Tannehill to accounts access to facilitate financial reviews.  Heard report on Wiley Dike observation blind that the piers are now set although it took more than original-ly planned and that it is ready to begin construction of the superstructure. […]

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President Kay Mitchell at 2016 Potluck - Photo Credit: Linda Winnie

President’s Message – Fall 2016

Hi Birdwatching partners! I hope each of you has had a great summer, filled with feathers of every color in the rainbow. Welcome to a brand new season of Flathead Audubon. We plan to bring you a wide variety of activities based around our local Flathead birds. We have already kicked things off with our […]

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Pied-billed Grebe - Photo Credit: Marie Read

Pied-billed Grebe

THE PIED-BILLED GREBE: PART BIRD – PART SUBMARINE By John Hughes Often described as a floating chicken because of its blocky head and high, short bill, the Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, is my favorite species of waterfowl. It is the first bird I seek out when visiting a wetlands, pond or marsh, and I’m disappointed […]

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