Cash Reward! for Observations of Montana’s Loons – Banded and Unbanded

by Linda Winnie The Montana Loon Society is offering cash prizes for 2020 observations of unique banded loons or confirmed unbanded breeding loons! This contest is generously funded by the Montana Loon Society. Two $100 awards will be decided by a random drawing from all individuals who submitted at least one observation. To encourage early…

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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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Field Trip Report: Mission Valley Potholes and Prairie Field Trip

By Paula Smith The morning of Saturday, April 30 was cool and cloudy.  Six birders met in Ronan for a morning of wildlife viewing on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Our trip leader, Janene Lichtenberg, Chair of the Wildlife and Fisheries Department at the Salish Kootenai College, was going to guide us in exploring some of…

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