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Sandhill Cranes Sunset in West Valley - Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Help Preserve Flathead Crane Staging Area

Flathead Land Trust is working to conserve a 400-acre portion of the Sandhill Crane staging area in West Valley. Laura Katzman of the Land Trust reported on this project at our October meeting. Here is a short summary for those who missed her presentation. Large numbers of Sandhill Cranes, at times more than 400 birds, gather […]

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Chirps and Squawks

November 2016 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from October 2016 Board Meeting Heard and accepted treasurers report. Largest single expense was for Wiley Dike Blind Construction. Heard Denny Olson’s Education Report outlining numerous activities throughout the summer and upcoming activities. Discussed potential recipients of the Conservation Achievement Recognition Award. Heard report that membership is about normal for this time of year. […]

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Laura Katzman

October 2016 Program

Bird Habitat Conservation by Flathead Land Trust and Partners Our Current Effort to Protect Sandhill Crane Habitat Laura Katzman of the Flathead Land Trust will be the featured speaker at Flathead Audubon’s meet- ing on Monday, October 10. Laura will talk about bird habitat conservation accomplishments on over 750 acres in the Flathead and Mission […]

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Photo Credit: Clancy Cone

Field Trip Report: Lost Trail NWR

By Margaret Parodi. Seventeen people participated in the Flathead Audubon field trip to the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge (northwest of Marion) on June 19. Participants met at the refuge headquarters at 8:30 am. The day was cool, breezy, and sunny, with morning temperature in the lower 50’s, later reaching a high of 65 degrees. The […]

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Long-billed Curlew Photo Credit: Bob Martinka

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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