Flathead Valley Bird Report – February 2020

by Joshua Covill Rare and Notables – January 2020 12/24 – the NORTHERN CARDINAL in Marion was seen again at the same private residence that it was initially reported from, meaning it was been around for 1.5 months (Criag H. & Raylene W.) 12/29 – Prairie Falcon along Fairview Cemetery Rd south of Columbia Falls…

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Conservation Educator’s Niche – December 2019

The Meta-Threat by Dennis Olson In the last Pileated Post, FAS Board member Carole Jorgensen and Post Editor Lewis Young wrote two wonderful short summaries of two separate “meta-studies” – regarding the 29% decline in North American bird populations in the last 50 years, and, respectively, an Audubon study outlining the 64% of North American…

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Flathead Valley Bird Report – December 2019

by Joshua Covill Rare and Notables – November 2019  10/20 – Barred Owl photographed at Owen Sowerwine Natural Area (Jake B.) 10/25 – Surf Scoter in Somers Bay, Flathead Lake (Craig H.) 10/27 – 8 Greater White-fronted Geese on West Valley Ponds with Canada Geese flocks (Dan C.) 10/27 – Surf Scoter on Foy’s Lake…

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Upper Swan Valley Christmas Bird Count 2018 Results

The Upper Swan Valley Christmas Bird Count was held on December 15th. Clouds gave way to blue sky with breaks of sun, and participants enjoyed mild temperatures in the mid 30s. Snow conditions varied widely from the valley bottom (elevation ~3600’, snow depth 2”) to the mountains, where skiers and snowshoers encountered fresh powder up…

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