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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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Northern Goshawk juvenile - Photo Credit: BJ Worth

Jewel Basin 2017 – Anything but Average

by Dan Casey The 10th annual hawk migration survey at the Jewel Basin got off to a roaring start; we recorded birds at record rates from late August through Sept. 22nd. But just as we hit our usual peak season, the snows started to fall. As much as we welcomed the early season snow following […]

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Chirps and Squawks

October 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from September, 2017 Board Meeting Learned that the June Birdathon netted us more than we had earlier expected Appointed 4 committee chairs as 1-year directors Received a resignation from the Board from Paula Smith Named Jan Metzmaker as Publicity Chair Heard a list of programs for the new program year and suggested additional possibilities […]

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Chirps and Squawks

March 2017 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from February 2017 Board Meeting The February Board Meeting was cancelled due to the major snow storm. Two items were circulated via email for discussion after the cancellation. What action if any should be taken to get the landfill reopened to birders? To what extent should meeting notices for other non-profits be included in […]

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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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Glacier Christmas Bird Count Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Kalispell CBC 2016 Report

by Pete Fisher The 18th annual Kalispell Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on January 1, 2017.  Twenty-eight intrepid field observers braved wind and drifting snow to count 75 species of bird. Four feeder watchers contributed data as well. Major highlights were an Iceland Gull at the Flathead Dump and a Northern Saw-whet Owl at […]

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