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We strive to be your Northwest Montana Bird Headquarters. Feel free to return to this site many times for everything “Birdy.”

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

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, two things happen here at Flathead Audubon.  First of all, we head up to Jewel Basin for another season of Hawk Watch. Come up and join our volunteers – no birding experience necessary! Keep track of our season’s counts with live updates via dunkadoo.org!

Second of all, our monthly general meetings kick into gear with great presentations and a time to get all “birdy-nerdy”. These events are the second Monday of every month from September through May.

Also, our 2018 Phenology Calendar called “Glacier Country” is now available for sale! It features 365 days of “what’s happening” in northwest Montana’s wild places as well as activities. Some of these activities are done at home while others are events such as Earth Day and the Forestry Expo. Each month also features a wonderful photo of flora or fauna with a wonderful insight into what’s happening.

Purchase the calendar at our general meetings, at numerous retailers near you, or on our own Flathead Audubon Store.

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Denny Olson

Conservation Education Corner – September 2017

by Denny Olson Normally, the Conservation Educator’s role is a bit more laid-back in the summer. The FAS Board suspends its meetings, schools are closed, educational trunks are unavailable during the month of July, and scheduled events wind down after Birdathon, International Migratory Bird Day, Tally Campout and the Montana Audubon Bird Festival. I had […]

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Chirps and Squawks

September 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from May 1, 2017 Board Meeting Heard treasurer’s report. Total assets have increased from last year due mainly to the rising stock market . The 2018 MT Bird Festival will be hosted by FAS with a June 5 special board meeting on the subject. Agreed to donate $300 to United Way as appreciation for […]

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

September President’s Column

Hello, everyone and welcome to our new Audubon year! I’m pleased to bring you a lot of “news!” Your officers and board members do listen to you, and not just to figure out what kind of a “bird” you are! Last year, you told us that the meetings were running too long. Point well taken. […]

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Photo Credit: Montana Peregrine Institute

September 2017 Program

Montana Peregrine Falcon Survey. Presented by Jay Sumner. The September 11 meeting of Flathead Audubon will feature a program on Montana’s Peregrine Falcons by Jay Sumner of the Montana Peregrine Institute. The Peregrine Falcon, considered by most authorities to be the fastest animal on this planet, was almost extinct in Montana in the early 1980’s. […]

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American Coot - Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

American Coot

The “All” American Coot by John Hughes The American Coot, Fulica americana, (Fulica from Latin meaning “coot”) is truly the “All” American Coot. While conventional range maps indicate the absence of Coots in some states in the northeast and Alaska, an examination of eBird’s range map confirms yearly sightings in all continental U.S. states and […]

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