Apgar Apgar, Montana

Join Steve Gniadek and Kathy Ross for a birding field trip in the West Glacier-Apgar area. We will explore the shore of Lake McDonald near Apgar, a short walk to the famed "Warbler Heaven" wetlands of Lower McDonald Creek and the forests around Fish Creek, McGee Meadows and Quarter Circle Bridge for songbirds, waterfowl, and...



Sonny Boon Trail 112-198 Somers Rd, Somers, MT

Dan Casey will be leading three Sunday morning bird walks along the Sonny Boon Memorial Trail in Somers during this springmigration season. The paved trail follows a portion of the old railroad bed along Somers Slough and offers excellentviews of waterfowl as well as a wide variety of land-birds reliant on the diverse riparian habitat....



National Bison Range Moiese, MT

Join Darcy Thomas to savor the beauties of the Bison Range in Moiese. The Bison Range is home to many birds such as Bald and Golden Eagles, Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Willow Flycatchers, Lazuli Buntings, and Grasshopper Sparrows. There is also wonderful native vegetation and   many animals including Bison, White-tail and Mule deer, Elk,...



Tally Lake Campground Tally Lake Camp C Rd, Whitefish, MT

Join FAS at the Tally Lake Campground for an extraordinary time of birding and relaxing from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. Come for a day trip or spend the whole weekend! This is an ideal time of year to find a wide variety of migrant and resident birds; most notable is that virtually all the...


Birdathon 2023

Birdathon is back! It will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023. Birdathon is a fun and friendly competition to see who can find and identify the most bird species in a day. Everyone is welcome to participate, from beginner to expert birders. Visit our Birdathon Page to find out all of the details! This year,...



Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge 6295 Pleasant Vly Rd, Marion, MT

Join refuge wildlife biologist Beverly Skinner and tour the incredible wetlands and grasslands of this hidden jewel west of Kalispell. See nesting Trumpeter Swans and an abundance of shorebirds and waterfowl species associated with Palouse prairie, riparian/wetland, and larch/pine forest habitats of the 9000+ acre refuge, northwest of Marion, MT. We will drive and walk along...



Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail 30263 MT-83, Bigfork, Montana, United States

Lace up your boots and join Friends of the Wild Swan for a guided naturalist hike on the Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail. The forest will be carpeted with wildflowers and the air filled with the warbles of songbirds. Anne Morley, naturalist and botanist, will be your guide. She is well-versed in the ecology of the Swan Valley...


RAPTOR ID at Lone Pine State Park

Lonepine Visitor Center 300 Lone Pine Road, Kalispell, MT

Get Ready for the Migration! Join Flathead Audubon Conservation Educator Denny Olson at the Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center for a workshop on the nuances of identifying raptors perching and in flight. Flathead Audubon has 30+ full-sized colored silhouettes of hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures, in various plumages, with a written key to identifying them...

A Father-Son Big Year of Birding

Gateway West Community Room 26 1203 U.S. Rte 2, Kalispell, MT

Presented By Sneed Collard III Sneed B. Collard III, acclaimed author of more than 90 books for young people, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Sept. 11 meeting of the Flathead Audubon Society at 7 p.m. (There won’t be a virtual component to this meeting). Sneed is a popular award-winning speaker and has...

Birds of Prey Workshop

Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center 37 Panoramic Drive, Kalispell, MT, United States

Join veteran Wild Wing volunteers for exciting close views and discussions of raptors and their identifying characteristics. This will help with identifying migrating raptors at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch or enhance any birding experience. The volunteers will be assisted by the Wild Wings educational birds of prey, of which 10 represent raptor species migrating...

Birding at Smith Lake

Smith Lake 2700-2756 Smith Lake Rd, Kila, MT, United States

Join FAS field trip leader Darcy Thomas for a morning of birdwatching. We will walk a portion of the paved Great Northern Historical Trail along Smith Lake before driving around the lake stopping at the boat launch and other pullouts along the way to view birds. Smith Lake is a complex of large, shallow wetlands...

Jewel Basin Hawk Watch

Jewel Basin Jewel Basin Rd, Kalispell, MT, United States

Dan Casey will lead a trip to the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site on Sunday, September 24th.  The second half of September offers peak numbers and diversity of passing raptors. We expect to see well over 100 hawks of 10 or more species if conditions are right; our peak daily counts usually fall between September...