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Common Redpolls in Flight – Photo Credit: Jake Bramante


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Black-capped Chickadee - Photo Credit:FWP

Eureka CBC 2017 Report

by Lewis Young, compiler The 25th annual Eureka Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, December 16 in mild weather that ranged from 22F to 35F. Twenty-two field observers and 15 feeder watchers recorded 69 species and 2779 individual birds. The 69 species were the second highest total in our history. Three new species were […]

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Black-capped Chickadee - Photo Credit:FWP

Bigfork CBC 2017 Report

by Craig Hohenberger, compiler The 44th annual Bigfork Christmas Bird Count was held Saturday, December 16th, under cloudy skies and mild weather conditions; snow depth 1-4 inches, temperatures ranged from 28-34 degrees F with little or no wind. Rivers and lakes were mostly open and there was a little ice on Flathead Lake at the edges. […]

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Short-eared Owl Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Short-eared Owl Monitoring – Volunteers Needed

The Owl Research Institute is embarking on a 3-year collaborative study to monitor Short-eared Owl populations in the western U.S. The study will rely on volunteers to make it a success. Project WAFLS (Western Asio flammeus Landscape Study), involves 15 other agencies and organizations across 8 states and is designed to assess the population status, […]

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Denny Olson

Conservation Educator’s Niche – February 2018

by Denny Olson We are about to transition into the traditional winter-spring conservation education schedule – Great Backyard Bird Count with at least two different schools, FVCC Senior Institute Birds of NW Montana for six weeks, four weeks of the Beauty of Birds class for the general public at Flathead High School (Wednesday evenings), Earth […]

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Black-backed Woodpecker on Fire-killed Tree - Photo Credit: Audubon

FireSafe Flathead

by Ali Ulwelling Rick Trembath’s presentation at last month’s general meeting blended his interest in wildfires and birds, so we’d like to follow up with more information about a local FireSafe Flathead group and tips on how to prepare for our next inevitable wildfire season. Our Flathead area is covered in forests that have evolved […]

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