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Photo Credit: Montana Peregrine Institute

September 2017 Program

Montana Peregrine Falcon Survey. Presented by Jay Sumner. The September 11 meeting of Flathead Audubon will feature a program on Montana’s Peregrine Falcons by Jay Sumner of the Montana Peregrine Institute. The Peregrine Falcon, considered by most authorities to be the fastest animal on this planet, was almost extinct in Montana in the early 1980’s. […]

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Northern Goshawk juvenile - Photo Credit: BJ Worth

Jewel Basin Hawk Watch 2016 – A Great First Half

By Dan Casey This fall season marks the 9th year of full-time surveys at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch, and the second year with Flathead Audubon as the primary sponsor of the effort. Thursday, Oct. 13th marked the 31st survey of the 2016 season, bringing us to 2,417 birds counted. We were on a record […]

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Northern Goshawk juvenile - Photo Credit: BJ Worth

Jewel Basin Hawk Watchers Receive Conservation Achievement Recognition

Flathead Audubon proudly presents our first 2016 Conservation Achievement Recognition to our most dedicated Jewel Basin Hawk Watch Observers. These individuals have given thousands of hours over the last eight years identifying and counting migrating raptors at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site. This incredible group of experienced “Jeweler’s”, as they like to be called, […]

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Peregrine Falcon Photo Credit: NPS

Peregrine Falcon

Speeding from the Brink by Denny Olson My first experience with a Peregrine Falcon was on a 35-day canoe trip through Arctic tundra. I was on the lip of a tall cliff, armed with a telephoto lens, and a Peregrine was repeatedly passing my vantage point at eye-level, with deep wing beats and incredible speed. […]

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