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Western Meadowlark Photo Credit: allaboutbirds.org

Spark Birds

By Marylane Pannell, Flathead Audubon Secretary Recently I’ve read several articles about “Spark Birds”, the birds that spark your interest in birding. The ones that make you want to see more birds. Many people have a spark bird but I could not narrow it down to one. I’ve had a number of experiences seeing birds […]

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Christmas Bird Count

Bigfork CBC Totals 2015

by Craig Hohenberger The 42nd annual Bigfork Christmas Bird Count was held Saturday, December 19th, under cloudy skies with snow late in the day, and temperatures of 27-35º.  Thirty volunteer participants counted 12,911 individual birds of 83 species, plus another three species seen count week but not on count day. While we found no species […]

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Western Meadowlark

By Jeannie Marcure The first bird song that I learned to recognize as I was growing up on the prairies of eastern South Dakota was that of the western meadowlark. There, as here, spotting a meadowlark sitting on a fence post, head thrown back in jubilant song, was one of the rites of spring. Some […]

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