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Ruddy Duck Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Throughout the summer, we trade our general meetings for getting outside in Montana’s amazing summer. We do this individually and through organized field trips. Check out our Activities & Field Trips page to see what’s upcoming as well as our Latest News for summaries and special articles throughout the summer!

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Field Trip Report: Lost Trail NWR

By Margaret Parodi. Seventeen people participated in the Flathead Audubon field trip to the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge (northwest of Marion) on June 19. Participants met at the refuge headquarters at 8:30 am. The day was cool, breezy, and sunny, with morning temperature in the lower 50’s, later reaching a high of 65 degrees. The […]

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Owen Sowerwine News

By Linda Winnie. There is a NEW BENCH at Owen Sowerwine in accessible viewing area that sits at the end of the OSNA accessible trail! The bench provides a resting place to sit and look at the waterfowl that often swim in the side channel just below the viewing area, and to spot the riparian […]

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Paul Rossi Observes Ferruginous Hawk - Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Field Trip Report: Birdathon 2016

by Bruce Tannehill Saturday, June 18th started with a beautiful sunrise, periodic rain showers and blue skies that resulted in   a wonderful birding day for Flathead Audubon’s fourth annual bird-a-thon.  Members of Jake’s Jays and Tannehill’s Tanagers searched the countryside from the Mission Valley to Freezout Lake and East Glacier to Tally Lake. All […]

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Field Trip Report: Exploring Bowdoin NWR

By Kathy Ross. The American Prairie Reserve field trip scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, was rerouted because of weather. The trip turned into a fantastic birding exploration of Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge for eleven prairie wanderers. Incredible lightening and rain-filled thunderstorms in the evenings discouraged travel on the Reserve, but not on other magnificant landscapes […]

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