The 24th annual Kalispell Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Centered at Reserve Street and Highway 93, the 15-mi diameter count circle includes Evergreen, much of the Flathead River corridor, Owen Sowerwine, Happy Valley, Herron Park, Egan Slough, Lonepine State Park and the Kuhn’s Wildlife Area.

A popular New Year’s tradition, this count typically depends on veteran group leaders to scour their areas, and we are always looking for additional participants to join in to help us gain a better understanding of our early winter bird populations. The count averages 75-80 species each year and has tallied a total of 131 species. The circle includes the homes, bird feeders, and favorite birding spots of many of our Audubon members! The day will end with a gathering and final bird tally at Brannigan’s Pub at 5 PM (optional).

If you are interested in participating, contact Dr. Pete Fisher at

To inquire about other 2022 Christmas Bird Counts, see below:

KalispellJan 1SunPete Fisherfisherpete88@yahoo.com406-250-9624
BigforkDec 17SatCraig Hohenbergerasoleado2003@yahoo.com406-890-1629
Glacier (GNP)Dec 18SunLisa BateLisa_Bate@nps.gov406-888-7833
NinepipesDec 18SunJim Oatesoates65@gmail.com406-270-7826
Upper SwanDec 15ThuEli Esteyeli@svconnections.org406-754-3137
EurekaDec 17SatEllen Sullivankesullivan@interbel.net406-889-3983
TroyDec 31SatDon Jonesdon@donaldmjones.com406-546-3832
LibbyDec 17SatGene Reckingnreckin@gmail.comH:406-293-9344