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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.”

Harlequin Duck Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Spring is gradually fighting Old Man Winter back. As the monochromatic landscapes of snow and ice have given way to the browns and grays, swollen buds are stretching out into the greenery of leaves. Some of our first migrants have made it back to our neck of the woods with many more exciting species to follow. Colors are about to explode with spring flowers and some of our most colorful, feathered residents like warblers, tanagers, and the incredible Harlequin Duck (pictured above).

Flathead Audubon is getting outside with many incredible field trips. Make sure you head on over to our Calendar Page to see what’s happening. Don’t forget to circle May 8th on your calendar. It’s our last meeting of the season and will feature our annual potluck, silent auction, some business, and a great presentation on Ospreys! Meeting will be at the Whitefish Community Center. Doors open at 5pm, potluck at 6pm, and meeting at 7pm. More details coming soon!

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Osprey - Photo Credit: John Winnie

May 2017 Program

Ospreys and What They Tell Us About the Environment Presented By Erick Greene The May 8, 2017 Flathead Audubon meeting will have a special program on Ospreys presented by Erick Greene, professor in the Division of Biological Sciences and the Wildlife Biology Program. His program will provide interesting information about these amazing fishing raptors that […]

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Overlook in Owen Sowerwine Natural Area

New Flathead Audubon Educational Trunk!

Riparian Wetlands: Birds and the River Through a grant from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, we have produced an extensive new educational trunk for educators and their students dealing with the importance of wetlands – specifically rivers and their importance to birds. The trunk has a sequential series of (fun!) activities that build on […]

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Denny Olson

Conservation Education Corner – April 2017

The Metamorphosis by Denny Olson This particular Northern Rockies winter demanded a bit of patience and self-reliance. Without proper clothing and an interest in snow-dependent pursuits, winters like this one can make edgy shut-ins from normally well-adjusted people. Uncommon cold and waist-deep snow established this winter near the end of the “temperate” spectrum, and turned […]

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Bat in Hand -Photo Credit:  Lynda Young

Wind Turbine Blades Could Decimate North America’s Most Widespread Bat Species

From Bat Conservation International Thousands of spinning wind turbine blades may be threatening the survival of one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats, says a study published recently in Biological Conservation. While scientists and the wind industry have known for more than a decade that wind turbines kill bats, the research is the first […]

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Dancing Crane - Photo Credit: John Winnie

And the Winner Is … the Sandhill Cranes!

by Kay Mitchell, Flathead Audubon President In a race to the $10,000 finish line, the FAS Flock has met its goal. Our mailbox has been full of donations large and small for one of the most worthy conservation causes the Flathead Valley has seen in many years. We received donations from all over the Flathead […]

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