Field Trip Report: Wild Horse Island

by Laura Katzman Ten lucky participants enjoyed an amazing tour of spectacular Wild Horse Island led by Doug MacCarter of Flathead Audubon on June 22. We boated to the island and started the tour at Doug’s family cabin on the south central shore of the island. We then hiked to Skeeko Bay learning about the history of…

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Field Trip Report: Exploring Bowdoin NWR

By Kathy Ross. The American Prairie Reserve field trip scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, was rerouted because of weather. The trip turned into a fantastic birding exploration of Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge for eleven prairie wanderers. Incredible lightening and rain-filled thunderstorms in the evenings discouraged travel on the Reserve, but not on other magnificant landscapes…

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Field Trip Report: Birding by Bicycle

By Laura Katzman and Gael Bissell. Forty people joined Flathead Land Trust, Flathead Audubon, and the Flathead River to Lake Initiative, on a sunny Saturday morning, May 14, for the 2016 spring Bike and Bird field trip. The group met at McWenneger Slough at the 412-acre Fisher property that is protected by a conservation easement…

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Field Trip Report: Mission Valley Potholes and Prairie Field Trip

By Paula Smith The morning of Saturday, April 30 was cool and cloudy.  Six birders met in Ronan for a morning of wildlife viewing on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Our trip leader, Janene Lichtenberg, Chair of the Wildlife and Fisheries Department at the Salish Kootenai College, was going to guide us in exploring some of…

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Field Trip Report: Early Bird Walk on the FVCC Campus

By Steve Gniadek On Saturday April 23, eight people participated in the Flathead Audubon early bird walk on the FVCC campus, from 7 to 9am.   Led by Denny Olson, K.C. Voermans, Lisa Flowers, and Steve Gniadek, the group birded near the Stillwater River on the southeast end of the FVCC property.  We also birded on adjacent private…

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