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Snow Geese above pond Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Spring is in the air! Well it’s not quite here just yet, but we’ve had a few warmer spells that are getting us excited. With the longer days, we know that migrations will start happening soon (thus the Snow Geese photo from Freezout Lake). There is a lot going on, so make sure that you check back every day to see what the latest news is. Also keep checking our Calendar page to find out what great presentations we have lined up as well as some fantastic field trips.

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Chirps and Squawks

March 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from February 2017 Board Meeting The February Board Meeting was cancelled due to the major snow storm. Two items were circulated via email for discussion after the cancellation. What action if any should be taken to get the landfill reopened to birders? To what extent should meeting notices for other non-profits be included in […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species - Photo Credit: FWP

FWP Seeks Comment on Aquatic Invasive Species

As well described at the February FAS program, Montana’s waters are at high risk from aquatic invasive species such as the non-native mussels found last summer in eastern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has proposed amendments to rules that outline new regulations needed in the battle to contain, detect and prevent the risk of […]

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Spring 2017 Montana Audubon Legislative Update

7by Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager, Montana Audubon The legislature is moving ahead at a rapid pace. We have already testified on 24 bills (supporting 13 and opposing 11), held one citizen lobby day  and as you may have heard, contributed to a highly successful public lands rally: on January 30th, the capital was packed […]

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Olive-sided Flycatcher - Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Olive-sided Flycatcher

A Novel Voice of the Boreal Forest by Kathy Ross It was an early spring morning in Glacier Park backcountry. Along with a group of researchers, I stood mesmerized by the drama we were witnessing. In the tall, grassy, wet meadow below us, a gray wolf unrelentingly chased a distraught cow moose. The intense scene […]

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Denny Olson

March 2017 Program

Denny’s Favorite Oddball Bird Stories Presented by Denny Olson Denny Olson, Flathead Audubon Conservation Educator, will present the Monday, March 13 program. Using “bet you didn’t know this!” stories about his distant feathered relatives, Denny will “edutain” us with audience participation, surprise, humor and some very interesting lore about birds. He will also attempt to […]

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Tom Ulrich

Tom Ulrich Remembered

by Linda de Kort At our last general meeting, our president Kay Mitchell led us in a moment of silence for a dear friend to Flathead Audubon, Tom Ulrich. Tom died of a very aggressive form of leukemia on Friday, February 10th at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The love of his life, Linda Martin, was by his side. […]

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