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BACKYARD BIRDING WORKSHOP

 

 

 

 

Wings In Nature (WIN) is conducting a Backyard Birding Workshop that will provide hands-on experiences for everything one needs to know about establishing a bird-friendly backyard habitat.  Local birding enthusiasts will make presentations on how best to attract, identify, and record local birds.  The Backyard Birding Workshop will feature:

  • Bird feeders and feeding practices
  • Bird food targeted to specific birds
  • Bird houses for local nesting birds
  • Water features
  • Native bird-friendly landscaping
  • Bird identification: Audio and visual
  • Backyard bird photography

 

The Workshop is being hosted by Lisa Bate, (Glacier National Park Biologist), and her husband Julian.  They have created an effective, attractive, and affordable backyard birding habitat that will be opened to the public.  Many species of birds are currently nurturing young birds in their multitude of nest boxes.

Professional wildlife photographer Dick Walker will present an informative slide show and share tips on photographing birds in the backyard.  Additional birding enthusiasts will share their experiences and help attendees become familiar with setting up feeders, nest boxes, water features, landscaping, etc.

Those who are interested in attending the Backyard Birding Workshop are encouraged to call for more information and to register via the Wings In Nature hotline (406-249-3535).  The specific location and directions will be provided to all registered participants.  Registration is limited to 20. 

Wings In Nature, Inc. is a new charitable organization based in Flathead County, MT, comprised of life-long birding enthusiasts, scientists, conservationists, and members of Flathead Audubon Society who wish to share their passion for birds with the public. 

Water and light snacks will be provided at the workshop.  Participants are welcome to bring additional provisions. 

 

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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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BIRDING 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 406-253-8679* to sign-up. 

*If you tried calling Paul earlier and didn’t reach him, he has a new number listed above. Try again and have a great time birding with Paul!

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