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Trumpeter Swans on McDonald Creek - Photo Credit: Karen Chickering

Glacier National Park CBC 2016 Report

by Lisa Bate This year’s Christmas Bird Count in Glacier was fantastic! We had a number of rare birds, first-time birds, unusual birds for this time of the year, and some new high counts for species. It was also 25 degrees warmer than the morning before (minus 15° F) and we had light, fluffy snow, […]

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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

Northern Goshawk

GO GOSHAWK! By Ben Long Some birders prefer pretty, showy waterfowl. Some like little perching birds that sing so lovely. Some of us go for goshawks, because they are enormously gifted predators, and dress the part. The Northern Goshawk is the largest of the tribe of hawks called accipiter. These are the fighter jets of the […]

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Varied Thrush Photo Credit: Will Young

Eureka Christmas Bird Count 2015 Results

by Lewis Young The 23nd annual Eureka Christmas bird count was held on Sunday December 20 in mild weather.  We are one of about 30 counts in Montana that are part of National Audubon Society’s long running citizen science Christmas Bird Counts. Twenty people went to the field and 19 people counted at their feeders.  […]

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

By Lewis Young The Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small, very agile hawk of the forest and woodlands. With a wingspan of 17-22 inches and a length of 10-14 inches, it displays an amazing ability to fly rapidly through dense trees and shrubs in pursuit of prey. Adults are a slatey blue-gray on the […]

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