Flathead Valley Bird Report – October 2022

 by Dan Casey Rare and Notables – Summer Hot conditions early in the period, and smoky conditions later may have contributed to a relatively lackluster migration period; many shorebird locations had dried up, and birders were perhaps staying at home a bit more! Nevertheless, some good finds included the season’s first Herring Gulls, Anna’s Hummingbirds,…

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Sandhill Crane Presentation at West Valley Naturalists

by Linda deKort West Valley Naturalists are back with presentations at West Valley School (2290 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell). Laura Katzman, Land Protection Specialist with Flathead Land Trust, will talk about the Sandhill Cranes which grace our valley each fall when hundreds of them refuel at a staging area in the West Valley on…

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September 2022 presentation on the research that led to the creation of the Noatak Natural Preserve

At our September 2022 General Meeting, our very own David Manuwal regaled his adventures as a young scientist studying birds in the virtually unexplored and very wild Noatak River drainage in northern Alaska in the early ’70s. His research, as well as that of other scientists on the expedition from a variety of disciplines, helped…

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