2020 (FAS) Elections… and more

by Bob Lee With all the uncertainty concerning gatherings last spring, Flathead Audubon postponed their annual meeting, the May potluck, to be rescheduled at an appropriate time this fall. However, gatherings are still limited. But we need to conduct some business, including elections. Per state statute and our ByLaws, we can hold a business meeting…

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2020 Spring Birding Extravaganza in Central Montana!

Join us for a four day, three night birding blitz to central Montana, May 22-25, 2020. We’ll be visiting some of the premier birding hotspots in central Montana including Bowdoin and Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuges, Tiber Reservoir, Giant Falls, Freezout Lake, plus many “specialty” locations known through the birding community. We hope to see…

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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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Montana Audubon Conservation Update – April

by Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager It’s April, and now officially spring in the Helena Valley – the Long-billed Curlews have returned! Montana Audubon’s bird conservation efforts this month went into volunteer outreach and planning for the summer field season and our four focal citizen science projects: Long-billed Curlews, Rosy Finches, Chimney Swifts, and Black…

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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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February 2016 Program

The Mission Valley Charismatic Curlews, Citizen Counters, and Conservation Collaboration The Mission Valley is one of rich and varied habitats, diverse and complicated land ownership, and growing development pressures. Over the past few years, Montana Audubon and key partners in the area, such as Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes biologists, have built a collaboration focusing…

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