Activities & Field Trips

Sun
06
May2018

BIRDING THE NORTH MISSION VALLEY

Explore the wetlands, grasslands and forests of the northern Flathead Reservation

FREE and open to the public

Details to be announced soon.

Sun
06
May2018

BIRDING THE MISSION VALLEY

Look for birds in the Mission Valley

.Join Janene Lichtenberg to explore the wetlands, grasslands, and forests of the northern Flathead Reservation. Details will be posted here on the FAS webpage in the near future and in the May Pileated Post.

Sat
19
May2018

SPRING ARRIVALS IN THE SMITH LAKE AREA

Look for spring arrivals of birds in the Smith Lake area

From 8 am until Noon

Smith Lake

FREE and open to the public

Join us for a spring morning of birding west of Kalispell. We’ll drive Smith Lake Road looking for recently arrived sparrows, orioles, warblers, and other breeding migrants and then make our way to Smith Lake to look for waterfowl and wetland species. We should have a good diversity of habitats and species! Bring binocs and scopes and appropriate weather gear. To RSVP contact Cory Davis at 406-471-3314, or piranga99@gmail.com. Limited to 20 people. Meeting place will be confirmed once you have contacted Cory and reserved your space.

There are 20 places available.

Sat
19
May2018

SPRING ARRIVALS IN THE SMITH LAKE AREA

Look for spring birds

From 8 am until Noon

Smith Lake

FREE and open to the public

 Join us for a spring morning of birding west of Kalispell. We’ll drive Smith Lake Road looking for recently arrived sparrows, orioles,
warblers, and other breeding migrants and then make our way to Smith Lake to look for waterfowl and wetland species. We should have a good diversity of habitats and species! Bring binocs and scopes and appropriate weather gear. 
Limited to 20 people.

Fri
08
Jun2018

WINGS ACROSS THE BIG SKY Montana Audubon Bird Festival

Flathead Audubon is co-hosting this annual event in Kalispell

From 1 pm Friday until Sunday afternoon

Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell

see website for details

The Annual Montana Audubon Bird Festival is fast approaching. Join fellow birders at the Annual Wings Across the Big Sky Festival June 8-10.  Registration begins Friday, June 8 at 1 pm.  Dr. Stuart Strahl, President and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society will be the key note speaker on Friday night.  There are numerous presentations including Professor Avian Guano, aka Dennis Olson, Black Swift Monitoring with Lisa Bate, Senior Director of Public Policy for MT Audubon, Janet Ellis and Larry Berrin, Executive Director of MT Audubon.

In addition, field trips will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to sign up early because they fill up rapidly. Go to http://mtaudubon.org/birding/montana-bird-festival/ for more details. Rooms have been blocked at the Kalispell Red Lion Inn.  Call 406 751 5050 and mention you are attending the MT Audubon Bird Festival to receive the discounted rate. If you have questions, please call Montana Audubon at 406 443 3948 or festival coordinator Cathie Erickson at cerickson@mtaudubon.org.

Cakes for Conservation auction will raise funds to support the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch and the West Valley Wetlands.  The auction takes place at the festival banquet on Saturday, June 9, The Flathead Audubon Dessert Auction Committee has been charged with arranging the donation of about 30 desserts for the auction. More are needed.  

Can you help by donating a home-made dessert or by arranging a donation from a local bakery?  Desserts need to be delivered to the Red Lion the afternoon of June 9.  For more information or to sign up to be a dessert donor, contact Gail Cleveland (406 212-8640) tanneland239@gmail.com,  Paula Smith (837-0181) paulabobsmith@centurytel.net or Linda Winnie (755-1406) lindawin626@gmail.com.