Annual Bird of Prey Festival
From 7:30 am until 4 pm
Lonepine State Park
FREE and open to the public
Flathead Audubon and Lone Pine State Park will host the 11th annual Raptor Day celebration on Saturday, 16 from 7:30 am until 4 pm. The day begins with bird hikes at 7:30 AM, with exhibits, booths and programs beginning at 9:30 AM. US Forest Service, Glacier National Park, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Montana Audubon and many other organizations will be there with fun activities.
Outdoor Educational Booths and Fun Activities run from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. They include eagle and owl face painting, bird arts, crafts and activities for the whole family.
Family Education / Entertainment Programs:
10:00 AM “Glacier’s Mystery Bird” Montana Audubon’s Amy Seaman shares her backcountry adventures searching for the elusive Black Swift.
11:00 AM “Bird Brains” The oddball Professor Avian Guano shares some amazing stories about bird intelligence.
12:00 PM “The Montana Bird Lady” Kari Gabriel with LIVE HAWKS (and a tiny Saw-whet Owl).
1:00 PM “Bird Stress and Survival” Dr. Creagh Bruener from the University of Montana shares her research about how birds cope in a changing world.
From 2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM Flathead Audubon will offer Hawk Watch Volunteer Training, a video-based orientation training for those who would like to help with counting hundreds of migrating hawks and eagles this fall. The training is for those with some birding skills and interests, and are able to hike to the Mt. Aeneas Ridge above the Flathead Valley.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is available for purchase.