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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.”

Looking for incoming raptors at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site – Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, two things happen here at Flathead Audubon.  First of all, we head up to Jewel Basin for another season of Hawk Watch. Come up and join our volunteers – no birding experience necessary! Keep track of our season’s counts with live updates via dunkadoo.org!

Second of all, our monthly general meetings kick into gear with great presentations and a time to get all “birdy-nerdy”. These events are the second Monday of every month from September through May.

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 general meetings, at numerous retailers near you, or on our own Flathead Audubon Store.

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Latest News

Sandhill Crane - Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Good News from the Western Front!

by Kay Mitchell The Flathead Land Trust has met its goal in raising 100% of the required $150,000 non-federal match of the $1.4 million project that will permanently protect the West Valley Pond site. The Pond and surrounding farmland provide rich habitat for a very large variety of birds and other wildlife that we all love […]

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Chirps and Squawks

October 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from September, 2017 Board Meeting Learned that the June Birdathon netted us more than we had earlier expected Appointed 4 committee chairs as 1-year directors Received a resignation from the Board from Paula Smith Named Jan Metzmaker as Publicity Chair Heard a list of programs for the new program year and suggested additional possibilities […]

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Ring-necked Pheasant - Photo Credit: Nathan DeBoer

Ring-necked Pheasant

by Ben Long Big. Loud. Gaudy. Such are the adjectives that describe the Ring-necked Pheasant. Popular is another. Another is “tasty.” Ring-necked Pheasants are our most ornamental game bird. Some people call them “Chinese” Pheasants, since they are native to Asia, not North America. The first Pheasants in North America were released in Oregon in […]

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Boat tour on Flathead Lake - Photo Credit: Doug MacCarter

Spring/Summer 2017 Field Trips Recap

by Cory Davis and Kathy Ross It was another full and exciting spring and summer for birdwatching in the Flathead Valley. We had a lot of fun, observed some excellent birds (lifers anyone?), and saw some beautiful country. Thank you to all of our wonderful and dedicated field trip leaders! Earth Day 2017, April 22: […]

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Janet Ellis at Kevin Rim - Photo Credit: MT Audubon

October 2017 Program

Montana Audubon at Work presented by Janet Ellis Join Montana Audubon’s Senior Director of Public Policy, Janet Ellis, on Monday, October 9 at 7 PM at the United Way Conference Room, Gateway Community Center, US Hwy 2 West, Kalispell. Janet will talk about four issues that Montana’s Audubon’s policy program is working on: the Montana Legislature—upcoming […]

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