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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.”

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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Jim Jokerst - Photo Credit: Gail Jokerst

Member Spotlight – Jim Jokerst

by Mary Nelesen Artist and long-time member, Jim Jokerst is a local wildlife artist who is known for his pastel paintings and his Western Wildlife Portfolio, a set of twelve black and white pencil drawings of Rocky Mountain mammals. Jim is a quiet, soft-spoken man who believes in using his work to support organizations that […]

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February 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from January 2017 Board Meeting Heard the informal financial review conducted by Bruce Tannehill found that everything looked correct and clear. Discussed if there is a need for an Important Bird Area (IBA) committee to put more emphasis on the existing IBA’s and potentially develop additional IBA’s. No committee was formed at this time. […]

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FAS First Members to be Honored at February Meeting

by Linda Winnie The first published list of Flathead Audubon members appeared in March 1977 — in the very first issue of the new Flathead Audubon Society newsletter. It is a list of all who were members by the end of February 1977 – 40 years ago this month. The list includes two different groups. […]

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Black-backed Woodpecker - Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Black-backed Woodpecker

by Lisa Bate When you look into a recently burned forest, what do you see? Destruction and loss? Or can you sense the pulse of new life created by stand-replacement fires? Every species has unique needs. For many plant species, fire provides a new lease on life by releasing abundant nutrients resulting in vigorous growth. […]

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February 2017 Program

Shrimp, Salmon, Trout and Mussels: Invasive Seafood Chowder in Flathead Lake By Tom Bansek Tom Bansek, aquatic ecologist at the Flathead Lake Biological Station will present a program on changes that have occurred in Flathead Lake over the last 100+ years including water quality and monitoring efforts. Although Flathead Lake’s water quality is still some […]

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