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Common Redpolls in Flight – Photo Credit: Jake Bramante


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Townsend’s Warbler

By Gail Cleveland High up near the tip top of a fir tree in Glacier Park, I can hear the distinctive song of one of my favorite Northwest Montana warblers. If I am lucky, he may come out and sing from the top of the tree, but I am not getting my hopes up. I […]

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Finch Photo Credit: Jan Wassink

Cassin’s Finch

By Jeannie Marcure Did you know that a group of finches can be called a charm, a company or a trembling? Personally, I like to refer to the group that frequents our feeders as a company, since their large, invasive flocks remind me of a military company or at times even a battalion! The various […]

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White Crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

By Mary Nelesen I have been watching daily for the return of the White-crowned Sparrows that frequent our yard each spring. They typically spend several days hopping and scratching on the ground below the bird feeders to expose insects and seeds to feed on before heading to higher elevations to breed. This handsome sparrow nests […]

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Pacific Wren

By Ben Young Birders have enjoyed much activity in the world of the wren in recent years, months, and weeks. Over a year ago I found myself chasing a Sinaloa Wren, originally found near Patagonia, AZ, a bird that would later be accepted as a new ABA record. More locally, Montana birders were treated to […]

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White-tailed Ptarmigan

By Mary Nelesen For the past five summers, I have searched in vain for a glimpse of a White-tailed Ptarmigan. This past summer, I was fortunate and saw a flock of them just by chance. Myfirst experience in seeing this elusive bird was while walking along the Highline Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National […]

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Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

By Lisa Bate It usually happens sometime in March. I am outside working on the farm when I hear what sounds like bubbling water flying overhead. Then I just smile knowing that the tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) have returned from their wintering grounds and with them, have brought the real beginning of spring to northwest […]

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