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Black-necked Stilt Photo Credit: John Winnie Sr.

Check out this month’s Bird of the Month, the Black-necked Stilt.

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Check out the results for the Christmas Bird Counts in northwestern Montana. It was an amazing time getting out and seeing the great variety of winged neighbors wintering here.

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Lisa Flowers

Conservation Education Corner – February 2016

Being given the opportunity to work for and with the Flathead Audubon Society (FAS) is indeed a pleasure, with exceptional opportunities to continue the great work of the conservation educators who have built the solid path for FAS; I will strive to stay the course with an eye on future possibilities.  Continuing to offer meaningful […]

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Chirps and Squawks

February 2016 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from January 2016 Board Meeting: Heard Treasurer’s Report that generous donations and memberships continue to arrive and that a full report will be emailed to board members. Heard Education Committee report that more work with Flathead High School is expected. New Conservation Educator Lisa Flowers reported she had a good transition with Patti Mason […]

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Black-necked Stilt Photo Credit: John Winnie Sr.

Black-necked Stilts

By Linda de Kort One of the most distinctive birds we will see returning to valley wetlands this spring are Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus). They will be coming from wintering grounds on the California coast and Central America. You can’t miss them. They have a striking plumage of contrasting glossy black above and snowy white […]

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Mistletoe Photo Credit: USGS

Many Birds Rely on Mistletoe

By Elizabeth Pennisi Northern Arizona Audubon Society Newsletter Nov/Dec 2015 Humans use it hoping for a kiss. A surprising number of bird species use it as a food source and a nesting site. In fact, the name came from people who observed that it often would grow in places where birds had left their droppings. […]

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Long-billed Curlew Photo Credit: Bob Martinka

February 2016 Program

The Mission Valley Charismatic Curlews, Citizen Counters, and Conservation Collaboration The Mission Valley is one of rich and varied habitats, diverse and complicated land ownership, and growing development pressures. Over the past few years, Montana Audubon and key partners in the area, such as Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes biologists, have built a collaboration focusing […]

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Wings across the big sky

Wings Across the Big Sky

Time to begin making those summer plans! Montana Audubon’s Wings Across the Big Sky Festival, co-hosted by Five Valleys Audubon Society, will be held June 3-5 in Missoula. We invite you to spread the news and enthusiasm so we can all enjoy a fantastic turnout. Invite your out-of-state and nearby friends, birders and non-birders alike, […]

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Christmas Bird Count

Kalispell Christmas Bird Count 2015 Results

by Pete Fisher The 17th annual Kalispell CBC was held on January 3, 2016.  Forty-one intrepid field observers braved single digit temperatures to count 78 species of bird. Five feeder watchers contributed data as well. A major highlight was a dark-phase Gyrfalcon found at West Valley Ponds (junction of West Springcreek Road and Clark Road).  […]

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