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Denny Olson

Conservation Education Corner – October 2016

Conservation Educator’s Summer Blitz by Denny Olson FAS Conservation Educator An interesting start to my tenure as FAS Conservation Educator! June is always a busy month for our Audubon Crew. It started with a number of us attending the Montana Bird Festival in Missoula, camping at Tally Lake for the Warbler Weekend, and then Birdathon. […]

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Lisa Bate second from right with her Bat Crew - courtesy of Lisa Bate

Lisa Bate Wins Jack Potter Award

Adapted from Headwater Montana announcement Lisa Bate, Glacier National Park wildlife biologist (and Flathead Audubon Member) has been awarded the Jack Potter Glacier National Park Stewardship Award. established to promote stewardship of Glacier Park’s spectacular natural resources. Lisa exemplifies the key attributes behind the Stewardship Award. She loves the Park, and she works intelligently and […]

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Chirps and Squawks

May 2016 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from April 2016 Board Meeting Heard report that IRS Form 990 due by May 15. Board meeting scheduled for June 6 to make up for the one missed earlier. Heard that Bruce Tannehill will be doing the annual financial examination. Tabled Montana Audubon request for 2 year donation commitment until obtain more detailed information. […]

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Chirps and Squawks

December 2015 Chirps and Squawks

Fall Birding In the Flathead with Craig Hohenberger By Kathy Ross You may not think of November as a time to be out birding, but fall migration always can have a few surprises even in November. The November 8 FAS field trip led by Craig Hohenberger was no exception. Long-billed Dowitchers, increasing numbers of Tundra […]

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Wood Duck

Wood Duck vs Harlequin Duck

By John Ashley There are only two serious contenders for the most dazzling duck in western Montana. The male Wood Duck and male Harlequin Duck are easily our most decked-out waterfowl. But other than looking outrageously handsome, there are surprisingly few similarities between these two Montana natives. Trying to describe the feathers on these fellows […]

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Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

By Gael Bissell Have you ever heard a deep rolling frog-like call “pahwawaa… pahwawaa,” or hoarse, raven-like repeated croaks or gacks coming from water birds? These are the rare and odd sounds of the breeding male and female Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus), a common yet shy woodland duck of North America. In Georgia, folks call […]

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