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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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Varied Thrush Photo Credit: Will Young

Eureka Christmas Bird Count 2015 Results

by Lewis Young The 23nd annual Eureka Christmas bird count was held on Sunday December 20 in mild weather.  We are one of about 30 counts in Montana that are part of National Audubon Society’s long running citizen science Christmas Bird Counts. Twenty people went to the field and 19 people counted at their feeders.  […]

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Gray-crowned Rosy-finch

By Dennis Olson In the early autumn I lunched above timberline in Glacier National Park with a small group of hikers, overlooking the vast prairie lands to the west. The wind was howling through a saddle and we were sheltered in the upper reaches of a cliff dropping thousands of feet to the valley floor. […]

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Grey Jay Photo Credit: Jan Wassink

Gray Jay Revisited

By Linda DeKort One of the common birds we will be studying carefully in the results of our Christmas Bird Count is the Gray Jay. As its name implies, the Gray Jay is muted in body color but is quite distinguishable with its striking pattern of black and white on its head and its short, […]

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Grey Jay Photo Credit: Jan Wassink

Gray Jay

By Denny Olson Some of us have been lucky enough to have a “Whiskey Jack,” “Camp Robber,” Canada Jay, sit on our hand (or head, in my case) and calmly nab a seed or peanut. After watching them forage for years, flying lightly from low perch to low perch, I’m convinced that they are less […]

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