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Flathead Audubon Cancels April 13th Public Meeting and Field Trips Through March and April 2020

from FAS President Gael Bissell

Flathead Audubon is cancelling our April 13 public meeting at the United Way and all scheduled March and April field trips. The coronavirus, Covid-19, is a major public health concern and scientists and health officials across Montana and the U.S. along with the National Audubon Society are recommending organizations cancel all public events with 10 or more people. Your health and safety are our greatest concern and we hope that these actions will help limit the spread of this disease in northwest Montana.

The program scheduled for the April 13 meeting, Birding with Alpacas presented by Dan Kotter, will be rescheduled for next year. We will let you know the status of our May and other future meetings and field trips through the Pileated Post, here on our website, news and social media, and possibly email.

It is still a great time of year to get outside and go birding on your own. Our FAS website has a list of excellent locations around the valley for observing spring migration on our Birding Hotspots page. Breathe some fresh air and challenge yourself to learn new birds! If you have exciting bird sightings that you want to share or amazing bird photos, let us know by dropping us a line on our Contact Us page.

If you do get outdoors safely to enjoy our spring migration of waterfowl and songbirds, we suggest that you do not carpool, share binoculars or scopes with any other people, and, that you respect others’ space, even when outside.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and we look forward to getting back together as soon as we can do so safely.

(The FAS Board of Directors Meeting for April, will be held digitally Monday, April 6, 2020. 6 PM. If you were planning on attending please contact Gael Bissell at gael@flatheadaudubon.org.)

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