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Denny Olson

Conservation Educator’s Niche – December 2017

by Denny Olson I’ve already been gathering research materials for the FAS 2019 Phenology Calendar. Informal discussions with our ad hoc committee are centering around a return to “Birds of Glacier Country” ideas, but I’ve been working on the assumption that we will arrive near that topic with our theme, and I’ll write the monthly/daily […]

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Sage Grouse - Photo Credit: FWS

Sage Grouse Plans Under Attack

Once numbering in the millions, the Greater Sage-Grouse has declined precipitously across its range due to widespread habitat destruction. Montana is included in these steep declines. To help prevent this iconic bird from becoming endangered, many stakeholders—states, ranchers, conservationists, industry, scientists, and federal agencies—collaboratively developed a balanced conservation plan to protect 67 million acres of […]

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Black-capped Chickadee - Photo Credit:FWP

Northwest Montana Christmas Bird Counts – 2017

To participate in a Christmas Bird Count, contact the listed person. Count Date Contact Information Bigfork Saturday, Dec 16 Craig Hohenberger,  asoleado2003@yahoo.com   406-890-1629 Upper Swan Saturday, Dec 16 Luke Lamar, luke@svconnections.org, 406-754-3137 or 406-754-2965 Libby Saturday, Dec 16 Gene Reckin, gnreckin@gmail.com, Home: 406-293-9344 or Cell: 406-291-8482 Eureka Saturday, Dec 16 Lewis & Lynda Young,  llyoung@interbel.net, […]

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December 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from November 6, 2017 Board Meeting Appointed Jake Bramante ‘poet laureate of Flathead Audubon’ in recognition of his calendar poem in the November Pileated Post Approved sending an end of the year appeal letter to Flathead Audubon members, with a challenge donation from the Board. Last year’s letter raised over $2000 A calendar sales […]

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American Bittern - Photo Credit: Garth McElroy/VIREO

American Bittern

by Denny Olson American Bitterns are in the heron family, all no strangers to swamps. They are often described as “secretive” or “elusive”, but those conclusions are drawn by a high-and-dry species (us), which does not spend much time in the marshes and swamps. Another reason for that perception is their amazing cryptic coloration (buff […]

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