2016-2017 Northwest Montana Christmas Bird Counts

It’s that time of year for the largest citizen science project, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. All around the world, people are getting together to get outside and count birds in their areas. Here in Northwest Montana, we’ve got quite a few Christmas Bird Counts. Check below for locations and dates. To participate in…

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Field Trip Report: Golden Eagle Migration in Glacier National Park

by Steve Gniadek Despite low clouds, poor visibility and intermittent rain, over 25 people showed up for the Flathead Audubon field trip to observe migrating golden eagles from the Lake McDonald Lodge parking lot in Glacier NP on Sunday afternoon October 9.  No migrants were seen due to the cloud cover.  Since this was near the peak…

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Field Trip Report: Alvord Lake Community Forest Celebration

By Linda Winnie. Neighbors, supporters, and partners of the Alvord Lake Community Forest Project gathered July 8 at Alvord Lake’s Outdoor Classroom near Troy, MT, to celebrate the Vital Ground Foundation’s completion of the project and the establishment of this unique Community Forest. FAS had organized a carpool from Kalispell for those travelling to the…

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Field Trip Report: Lost Trail NWR

By Margaret Parodi. Seventeen people participated in the Flathead Audubon field trip to the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge (northwest of Marion) on June 19. Participants met at the refuge headquarters at 8:30 am. The day was cool, breezy, and sunny, with morning temperature in the lower 50’s, later reaching a high of 65 degrees. The…

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