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Snow Goose at Freezout - Photo Credit: Lewis Young

Freezout Lake Field Trip

by Cory Davis Duck, Duck, Goose! And goose, and goose, and goose. The annual FAS migration to Freezout Lake, south of Choteau, occurred March 25-26 and included anywhere from 8-17 participants depending on when you checked in with us. Those from the Flathead Valley headed out from Kalispell Saturday morning and enjoyed a thorough day […]

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Glacier Christmas Bird Count Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Ninepipes CBC 2016 Report

by Brian Williams The Ninepipes Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, 18 December 2016.  Sixteen observers braved the single-digit weather and treacherous roads to count birds.  The deep cold made open water scarce and held our total species down a bit from 5 and 10 year averages, but we found some excellent birds.  Short-eared […]

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Sandhill Crane silhouette Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Education on the Road

By Director Jim Rychwalski One of my passions in life is to travel. Recently we took a trip to the Idaho panhandle and Lake Pend Oreille in late October staying in Hope. It is the largest lake in Idaho and the 38th largest lake by area in the United States at 1,150 feet (350 m) […]

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Redhead

By Gael Bissell Each spring, just after the ice melts and the bulk of the Northern Pintails and American Wigeon pass through our waters, I quickly look for the brightly colored Redheads (Aythya americana). I am not sure why I like these particular waterfowl; perhaps it’s because when I see them in the Flathead Valley, […]

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