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Have you put up a clever solution for feeding birds?

We're always on the lookout for new and clever ways to feed our birds. If you have something to share, head over to our Feeder Ideas page and submit! Submissions may be featured in future FAS presentations and newsletters.

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Flathead Audubon Gives Student Science Awards

Flathead Audubon Society gives two awards for the best Conservation-themed Science projects presented at the Flathead County Schools Science Fair. This year, Conservation Educator Denny Olson presented the awards to (a) 6th-grader Keanu Ng of Kalispell Middle School, for “Ocean Acidification, a pr

World Migratory Bird Day – Cause for Celebration!

by Kathy Ross Migratory birds are some of the most beautiful, observable and remarkable wildlife that share our world. Some, like our American Redstart and Swainson's Thrush, travel thousands of miles from winter homes in Central and South America, Mexico or the Caribbean to summer breeding grounds

Conservation Educator’s Niche – May 2018

The Never-ending Summer by Denny Olson The prospect of a coming summer has been very seductive, especially this year, with snow, rain and seasonal affective disorder every other day it seems. Like all good denizens of the northern forests, I’ve learned not to trust either the “when” or the “

Of Birds and Bears–Finding a Balance

by Kathy Ross We have had the enormous pleasure all winter of enjoying birds at our feeders and the birds have benefited, especially in hard winters like the past winter. Now is the time to consider taking the feeders down.  If you live in bear country, out of respect for our furry, hungry neighbor

Education Committee News – May 2018

by Gail Shay Linne, Education Chair The FAS Education Committee has been busy these past two months evaluating the “Education Program Strategic Plan, 2015-2019” and planning for the next steps for the Chapter’s education program. The document is comprehensive and directly reflects FAS’s educ

Successful Feeder Solutions Wanted!!

by Jake Bramante As birders, we have that desire to look out at the feeders we meticulously put out and see it teeming with all sorts of birds. In addition to the chickadees, nuthatches, flickers, and House Finches, we hope for grosbeaks, goldfinches, and fancy sparrows. It’s easy, however, to be

President’s Column – May 2018

by Kay Mitchell, FAS President Flathead Audubon is finishing another year of activities and programs. Thanks to you, our supportive members, we have made great strides in many areas and exceeded our goals for the year. I invite you to come to our May meeting at the Whitefish Community Center on May

Candidates for Officers and Board Members – May 2018

7At the May meeting, FAS will elect the Treasurer, Secretary, and several Director positions. Nominees (with biographies) for these positions are: Treasurer —Joe Batts : I have served as the appointed treasurer of Flathead Audubon Society (FAS). I have enjoyed that role and I look forward to remai

MacGillivray’s Warbler

by Jeannie Marcure Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to start watching for some of our most colorful and elusive summer residents. Warblers (and colorful birds in general) have long been favorites of mine but until recently my sightings have been rare and mostly limited to the Tally L

May 2018 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from April 2, 2018 Board Meeting The May business meeting will be short.  We will elect officers and new board members and vote to revise the Constitution/Bylaws. Beauty of Birds class has been cancelled for this year. The board authorized printing 1000 revised FAS brochures.  They will

May 2018 Program

Montana Audubon—Birds and Beyond presented by Larry Berrin Join us Monday, May 14, 7-9 PM at the Whitefish Community Center, 121 Second Street, Whitefish for a program about Montana Audubon. Join Larry Berrin, the new Executive Director, as he shares with you what the future will look like for Mon

Education Committee News – April 2018

by Gail Shay Linne, Education Chair The FAS Education Committee welcomes Flathead High School science teacher Renee Cordes to serve on our committee. Renee’s expertise and contact with educators along with her commitment to educating youth will enrich our committee’s work. Thanks, Renee for join