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Three Snowy Owls on roof Photo Credit: Dick Walker

The temperatures have plummeted and the snow is falling. The holidays are upon us and that means that it’s time for the annual Christmas Bird Count! See where you can join in the fun. You can help even if you’re a new to birding. You’ll be paired with veterans where you can help spot and learn along the way! Find out more on the Christmas Bird Count page.

Also keep checking our Calendar page to find out what great presentations we have lined up as well as some fantastic field trips.

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Bufflehead - Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Bufflehead

by Cory Davis Who doesn’t love to see that bright white head popping up on a mountain lake on a gray day? “There’s a bufflehead!” Always one of the easiest ducks to identify, even the females are distinctive with a conspicuous, white cheek patch. Appropriately for Montana, their name refers to the large buffalo-like shaped […]

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Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

December 2016 Program

Christmas Bird Counts in the Valley and Across the State As we roll into December, it is once again Christmas Bird Count (CBC) time! Join compilers Craig Hohenberger and Pete Fisher on Monday, December 12th for a presentation that will combine summaries of trends, some “virtual birding” and a wide variety of photos to help […]

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Dereck DeShazer with Vent Screen - Photo Credit: Lewis Young

Vent Screen Project to Reduce Bird Entrapment

by Lewis Young, Conservation Chair Last spring the FAS Board of Directors approved the purchase of 10 vent screens that prevent the entrapment and death of birds and bats in outhouses. Studies across the West have shown that large numbers of birds, especially cavity-nesting species such as bluebirds and small owls, are frequently trapped and die […]

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Ben Long ready to work - Photo Credit: John Winnie

Owen Sowerwine Work Day

by Bob Lee Saturday morning, 24 September, 20 intrepid Flathead Audubon volunteers met at the Montessori School and indulged in some home-made treats, thanks to Kay and Barbara. Great to see old faces. From there, we headed to the Owen Sowerwine Natural Area for our annual fun-day. Having divided into several crews, we attacked several […]

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