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Mourning Dove - Photo Credit: Frank DeKort

Mourning Dove

by Linda de Kort What better bird to feature in the month of St. Valentine than our native “lovebird”, the Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. Mourning Doves will soon begin their breeding season, and their courtship behavior and devotion to each other is legendary. Some of the male Mourning Doves have been able to remain here […]

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Kari Gabriel - Photo Credit: Sue Hagen

February 2018 Program

Kari Gabriel, Montana Bird Lady The Montana Bird Lady, Kari Gabriel, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, February 12 meeting, 7-9 PM at the Gateway West Community Room, US Highway 2 West, Kalispell. Kari Gabriel has been working as a raptor educator, trainer and rehabilitator since 1991, following a life-long dream of working […]

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Chirps and Squawks

January 2018 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from December 4, 2017 Board Meeting The field trip schedule for the Montana Audubon Bird Festival is complete and will be sent to Helena by January 1, 2018. A grant application for the purchase of an iPad for the Hawk Watch was discussed. A work party is cutting the invasive species, European highbush cranberry, […]

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Educational Trunk Lesson in Action

Education Committee News – January 2018

by Gail Shay Linne, Education Chair The Flathead Audubon Society’s Education committee met on December 4, 2017. We reviewed education activities and explored ways to offer more programs to area senior groups. New programs for elders will be presented in upcoming general meetings. Denny Olson reported about Owen Sowerwine access and the cottonwood tree regeneration […]

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Snowy Owl buffetting wind Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Another Blizzard of Snowy Owls Could Be Coming

Four years ago, thousands of Snowy Owls stormed the northern United States, taking up posts in surroundings drastically different from the flat Arctic tundra over which they typically preside. They were part of the largest Snowy Owl irruption, or influx of a species into a place they don’t usually live, the U.S. has seen since […]

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