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We strive to be your Northwest Montana Bird Headquarters. Feel free to return to this site many times for everything “Birdy.”

Looking for incoming raptors at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site – Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, two things happen here at Flathead Audubon.  First of all, we head up to Jewel Basin for another season of Hawk Watch. Come up and join our volunteers – no birding experience necessary! Keep track of our season’s counts with live updates via dunkadoo.org!

Second of all, our monthly general meetings kick into gear with great presentations and a time to get all “birdy-nerdy”. These events are the second Monday of every month from September through May.

Also, our 2018 Phenology Calendar called “Glacier Country” is now available for sale! It features 365 days of “what’s happening” in northwest Montana’s wild places as well as activities. Some of these activities are done at home while others are events such as Earth Day and the Forestry Expo. Each month also features a wonderful photo of flora or fauna with a wonderful insight into what’s happening.

Purchase the calendar at our general meetings, at numerous retailers near you, or on our own Flathead Audubon Store.

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Janet Ellis Receives Conservation Achievement Recognition

by Gael Bissell and Linda Winnie In the October 2017 general meeting, Flathead Audubon Society will present our Conservation Achievement Recognition to Janet Ellis for her career-long dedication to wildlife and habitat conservation in Montana and her contributions to conservation in the Flathead Valley. Janet began her conservation career in 1981 as an intern lobbyist […]

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Remembering Jane Lopp

by Linda Winnie Jane Lopp passed away April 21, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Because the May issue of the Pileated Post was already in press, the following remembrance of Jane has been included in this issue. *  *  *  *  * Jane Lopp devoted her energy and talents […]

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Project Feederwatch – 2017

by John Hughes Do you like to watch birds? Are you looking for a classroom or nature club project? Project FeederWatch may be just for you. Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project that began in Ontario, Canada in the mid-1970s and partnered with Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology ten years later. It is a winter-long […]

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Steve Thompson Receives Conservation Achievement Recognition

The Flathead Audubon Society will present Steve Thompson of Whitefish with their Conservation Achievement Recognition at the September meeting. Steve has had an impressive impact on Montana conservation issues since he arrived in Northwest Montana in 1991. Although Steve readily admits he doesn’t do well as a “cog in a bureaucracy”, he does recognize the […]

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