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Boat tour on Flathead Lake - Photo Credit: Doug MacCarter

Spring/Summer 2017 Field Trips Recap

by Cory Davis and Kathy Ross It was another full and exciting spring and summer for birdwatching in the Flathead Valley. We had a lot of fun, observed some excellent birds (lifers anyone?), and saw some beautiful country. Thank you to all of our wonderful and dedicated field trip leaders! Earth Day 2017, April 22: […]

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Project Feeder Watch

Project Feederwatch – 2017

by John Hughes Do you like to watch birds? Are you looking for a classroom or nature club project? Project FeederWatch may be just for you. Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project that began in Ontario, Canada in the mid-1970s and partnered with Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology ten years later. It is a winter-long […]

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Merlin Bird ID from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Merlin Bird ID

What is Merlin Bird ID?  From Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it’s a free app for your phone designed for beginning and intermediate birders that helps identify birds based on your observed details or a photo.  Answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin will come up with a list […]

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Snappy's Osprey with eggs - Photo Courtesy of Snappy's Sport Center

Snappy’s Sport Senter Web Cam

by Doug MacCarter In 2014 Mr. Lupton (store owner) and I discussed the possibility of erecting an Osprey platform behind Snappy’s fish pond. In 2015 a web cam atop a 60 foot platform was constructed. However, It wasn’t until April of 2016 that Snappy’s became a proud home for its first breeding pair of Ospreys. […]

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