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Conservation Educator’s Niche – April 2018

The Value of Solitude by Denny Olson “Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.” - Paul Tillich We are a social species, and for goo

THANKS Andrew Beltz and Forestoration, Inc.

by Linda Winnie A big THANK YOU to Andrew Beltz and Forestoration, Inc., Whitefish, for helping members of the Owen Sowerwine Committee put together a grant proposal to fund weed management at OSNA for the next two years. Andrew’s expertise, thoroughness, and collaborative skills, were crucial to

Time To Prepare For The Bears

from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana's hibernating black bears and grizzly bears are stirring. Adult males usually emerge first from winter dens in mid-March. When bears emerge from their dens, they are physically depleted and food is a priority. Bears are often tempted to go where raccoons an

Montana Audubon Conservation Update – March

by Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager Just March lay between us and many of our favorite birds returning to Montana, including Long-Billed Curlews. Hard to believe!  Montana Audubon’s bird conservation efforts this month focused on meetings and planning, the necessary groundwork for a succe

Wings Across the Big Sky is coming to Kalispell in June!

June 8-10, 2018 Kalispell, Montana Red Lion Hotel The annual Montana Audubon Bird Festival is fast approaching! Please register early by mailing the form included in the registration brochure or by visiting www.mtaudubon.org. If registering online, please only choose one field trip per day as the sy

Get ready for the May 2018 Annual Potluck!

The Flathead Audubon May 2018 Annual Potluck (and last general meeting of the season) is coming! Bring a potluck item, your own plate and silverware, and a few silent auction items. Prepare for a wonderful evening of hanging out with your fellow birders, a great presentation, a silent auction, and a

April 2018 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from March 5, 2018 Board Meeting A spreadsheet for grants has been created to better track our grant requests and success. We did not receive the Forest Service Citizen Science grant. We will be participating in the Whitefish Community Foundation fund raiser this year. Road Scholar could

Not “Justa” Bird

by Jake Bramante While on a bird walk in Yosemite National Park with a naturalist with the Yosemite Conservancy, someone saw a bird and said something along the lines of, “Oh that’s just a raven” or something to that affect. The naturalist cleverly noted that in his bird books, he’s never se

Flathead Electric Co-Op Receives Conservation Achievement Recognition

Flathead Audubon is pleased to recognize Flathead Electric Co-op for our Conservation Achievement Recognition award. Flathead Electric is one of the most progressive electric cooperatives in Montana and probably in the west and for good reason! A brief mention of the many efforts Flathead Electric C

April 2018 Program

The Search for Black Swifts A Species of Concern, Inventory Need and Legend presented by Chris Hammond Join us Monday, April 9, 7-9 PM at the Gateway West Community Room, US Highway 2 West, Kalispell, for an informative and entertaining program on Black Swifts. Chris Hammond will discuss this unusua

Hairy Woodpecker

by Mary Nelesen As you may know, 2018 has been declared the “Year of the Bird”, by National Geographic, along with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Its purpose is to celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act passed in 1918 t

Curlew Survey Opportunity in the Mission Valley

It’s curlew season again in the Mission Valley! Are you ready to hear the ‘currlleeee’ of the Long-billed Curlew? Well, grab your binoculars and get ready, because this charismatic shorebird needs you. Montana’s curlews will be trickling back next month and we want to keep tracking them in a