Flathead Audubon is co-hosting this annual event in Kalispell

From 1 pm Friday until Sunday afternoon

Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell

see website for details

The Annual Montana Audubon Bird Festival is fast approaching. Join fellow birders at the Annual Wings Across the Big Sky Festival June 8-10.  Registration begins Friday, June 8 at 1 pm.  Dr. Stuart Strahl, President and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society will be the key note speaker on Friday night.  There are numerous presentations including Professor Avian Guano, aka Dennis Olson, Black Swift Monitoring with Lisa Bate, Senior Director of Public Policy for MT Audubon, Janet Ellis and Larry Berrin, Executive Director of MT Audubon.

In addition, field trips will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to sign up early because they fill up rapidly. Go to for more details. Rooms have been blocked at the Kalispell Red Lion Inn.  Call 406 751 5050 and mention you are attending the MT Audubon Bird Festival to receive the discounted rate. If you have questions, please call Montana Audubon at 406 443 3948 or festival coordinator Cathie Erickson at

Cakes for Conservation auction will raise funds to support the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch and the West Valley Wetlands.  The auction takes place at the festival banquet on Saturday, June 9, The Flathead Audubon Dessert Auction Committee has been charged with arranging the donation of about 30 desserts for the auction. More are needed.  

Can you help by donating a home-made dessert or by arranging a donation from a local bakery?  Desserts need to be delivered to the Red Lion the afternoon of June 9.  For more information or to sign up to be a dessert donor, contact Gail Cleveland (406 212-8640),  Paula Smith (837-0181) or Linda Winnie (755-1406)

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