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Kari Gabriel - Photo Credit: Sue Hagen

February 2018 Program

Kari Gabriel, Montana Bird Lady The Montana Bird Lady, Kari Gabriel, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, February 12 meeting, 7-9 PM at the Gateway West Community Room, US Highway 2 West, Kalispell. Kari Gabriel has been working as a raptor educator, trainer and rehabilitator since 1991, following a life-long dream of working […]

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Northern Goshawk juvenile - Photo Credit: BJ Worth

Jewel Basin 2017 – Anything but Average

by Dan Casey The 10th annual hawk migration survey at the Jewel Basin got off to a roaring start; we recorded birds at record rates from late August through Sept. 22nd. But just as we hit our usual peak season, the snows started to fall. As much as we welcomed the early season snow following […]

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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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Rough-legged Hawk Revisited

By Marcy Mahr Like me, you may have had to sit down with a field guide on more than one occasion to sort out the various hawk species that inhabit our area. Particularly challenging is distinguishing the subtle differences in plumages, which are confusingly similar. Birding field guides read, “plumage is extremely variable,… both dark […]

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