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Snow Goose at Freezout - Photo Credit: Lewis Young

Freezout Lake Field Trip

by Cory Davis Duck, Duck, Goose! And goose, and goose, and goose. The annual FAS migration to Freezout Lake, south of Choteau, occurred March 25-26 and included anywhere from 8-17 participants depending on when you checked in with us. Those from the Flathead Valley headed out from Kalispell Saturday morning and enjoyed a thorough day […]

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Tally Birders at rest - Photo Credit: Anne Lent

The Warbler Weekend at Tally Lake

by Mike and Jill Fanning June 15-17 – Thursday afternoon through Saturday 11 AM Come join FAS at the Tally Lake Campground for an extraordinary two days of birding and relaxing. The pavilion campsite at the campground has been reserved for us. We will be focusing on bird identification, birding by ear, and photography. This […]

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SPRING WATERFOWL AT THE WEST VALLEY WETLANDS

Visit the West Valley Wetlands during the waterfowl migration with Flathead Audubon and Flathead Land Trust. We should see many of the Valley’s waterfowl and shorebirds during the trip. The tour will also include a stop at the current Flathead Land Trust project conserving one of these wetlands. We will meet at the West Valley School (West Reserve Dr. and Farm to Market Rd.) at 9 AM and carpool from there. We will return to the school by 12:30 PM. Be prepared for any kind of weather, its spring time in Montana! Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. If you have any questions please contact Cory Davis at 406-257-3166, or piranga99@gmail.com.

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BORDING ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF GLACIER NP AND SOME EASTSIDE SPECIALTIES

We’ll being hitting a variety of habitats on Saturday, June 24, from 7am-6pm as we drive Hwy 2 to East Glacier. Then we’ll look for some east-side birds such as McCown’s and Chestnut Longspur, Loggerhead Shrike, and Ferruginous Hawk. Meet at the Columbia Heights Park-n-ride at 7am. Trip is limited to 15 participants. Contact Paul Rossi at 406-253-7193 to sign-up.

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CELEBRATING MIGRATORY BIRDS AT THE COMMUNITY BIRD FESTIVAL IN PABLO AND BIRDING NINEPIPES AREA

We will meet at the Harry Horn Parking Area in Wayfarer’s Park (by the new FWP park office), Bigfork on Thursday, May 25, 11am to 6pm. From there we will carpool to the Ninepipes area south of Ronan in search of migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, nesting owls and hawks. Most of the day will be spent birding. Then we make a stop at the 5th annual Community Bird Festival which begins at 4pm, sponsored by the Salish Kootenai College and CSKT Natural Resource Dept. This is a family oriented event to celebrate migratory birds and bring the community together. Many interesting displays, live birds and native culture make for a great learning experience as well as an entertaining celebration of birds. All ages will enjoy the experience and kids are encouraged to join. Refreshments are served at this event but please bring what you might need for lunch. Trip is limited to 12 people. To sign up or have questions, contact Kathy Ross at mtkat67@gmail.com or call 406-837-3837.

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