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Welcome to Flathead Audubon

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

Summer is a time for getting out and exploring our landscapes. At Flathead Audubon, our primary objective is seeing all of our feathered friends, but that’s an excuse to see our wild country and ALL of its inhabitants.

We are getting outside with many incredible field trips. Make sure you head on over to our Activities and Field Trips Page to see what’s happening and what excursions you may want to join in on. During the summer, we take a break from our monthly meetings, but will resume again in September. Check out the Latest News which will have recaps of our field trips as well as some great stories and announcements as summer draws to a close.

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 meetings when they resume in the fall, at numerous retailers near you, or on our own Flathead Audubon Store.

In the meantime, get out, enjoy the longer days, and say hello to our summer birds!

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Latest News

FAS on Parade - Photo Credit: Bob Smith

Flathead Audubon Marches in Bigfork 4th of July parade

  By Paula Smith. Flathead Audubon made its inaugural march in Bigfork’s annual parade on July 4, 2017! Donning costumes from FAS education trunks and carrying signs about our activities, a dozen members and friends plunged into the 6,000 to 7,000 spectators estimated to line Grand and Electric Avenues.       Our little and […]

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Boat tour on Flathead Lake - Photo Credit: Doug MacCarter

Trip to Flathead Lake Bio Station

By Doug MacCarter. On a beautiful June 19th, fifteen scientifically curious folks met at the Flathead Lake Biological Station to learn about birds and research conducted at the University of Montana’s field station at Yellow Bay. The group was met first by field trip leader Doug MacCarter, and later by the Station Assistant Director Tom […]

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Snow Goose at Freezout - Photo Credit: Lewis Young

Freezout Lake Field Trip

by Cory Davis Duck, Duck, Goose! And goose, and goose, and goose. The annual FAS migration to Freezout Lake, south of Choteau, occurred March 25-26 and included anywhere from 8-17 participants depending on when you checked in with us. Those from the Flathead Valley headed out from Kalispell Saturday morning and enjoyed a thorough day […]

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Tally Birders at rest - Photo Credit: Anne Lent

The Warbler Weekend at Tally Lake

by Mike and Jill Fanning June 15-17 – Thursday afternoon through Saturday 11 AM Come join FAS at the Tally Lake Campground for an extraordinary two days of birding and relaxing. The pavilion campsite at the campground has been reserved for us. We will be focusing on bird identification, birding by ear, and photography. This […]

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Loons on Van Lake, Swan Valley - Photo Credit: Jessica Curry

Loons and Lead – You can help!

Here in northwest Montana we are fortunate to have both a population of common loons and good fishing in many lakes that support loons. Unfortunately, the lead sinkers and jigs often used for fishing pose a significant threat to loons. Loons often swallow fishing tackle and lead is toxic to loons. One lead sinker can […]

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Wings across the big sky

Wings Across the Big Sky 2017 – Latest News

Montana Audubon will conclude the marking of its 40th Anniversary year with a “birthday celebration” at the June Bird Festival. Join us and learn how Montana Audubon began as a fledgling organization and hear highlights from four decades of conservation successes! David Ringer, Chief Network Officer with National Audubon, will share insights on bird protection […]

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