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Dancing Crane - Photo Credit: John Winnie

West Valley Wetlands Project Fundraising Success!

by Kay Mitchell, FAS President We did it! As the Pileated Post goes to press, Flathead Audubon has just passed the $10,000 mark for our fundraising pledge to the Flathead Land Trust for the West Valley Wetlands Project. Thank you, everyone, for donating money or sale items, passing the word, supporting, and cheering each other on! […]

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Looking for incoming raptors at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site - Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

The Wonder of Hawkwatching

by Barbara Summer, Board Member We are so fortunate in the Flathead Valley to have the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site right out our backdoor (and up the hill a bit…). I often look at the passion I have for being on the ridge and monitoring the migrating raptors. What is it that drives me […]

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President Kay Mitchell at 2016 Potluck - Photo Credit: Linda Winnie

President’s Message – Fall 2016

Hi Birdwatching partners! I hope each of you has had a great summer, filled with feathers of every color in the rainbow. Welcome to a brand new season of Flathead Audubon. We plan to bring you a wide variety of activities based around our local Flathead birds. We have already kicked things off with our […]

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Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

A Golden Opportunity

By Jake Bramante We stood below the trees pishing so that we could count the Golden-crowned Kinglets that were flitting high in the canopy. I don’t remember how old I was, but I remember the kinglets coming down to get a look at us. I was helping Al, a family friend and wildlife biologist, count […]

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Western Meadowlark Photo Credit: allaboutbirds.org

Spark Birds

By Marylane Pannell, Flathead Audubon Secretary Recently I’ve read several articles about “Spark Birds”, the birds that spark your interest in birding. The ones that make you want to see more birds. Many people have a spark bird but I could not narrow it down to one. I’ve had a number of experiences seeing birds […]

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