by Kay Mitchell

It’s a new season of Flathead Audubon – welcome to everyone! After a summer of scattering to the winds, now we have an opportunity to come back together (in person and/or virtually) to enjoy all of our birds (including some newborn speckled ones), view fall migration in awe, take in a field trip or two, and listen to fascinating programs at our general meetings. We educate people all year long – with birds, about birds and for birds.

Again this year, Flathead Audubon has the pleasure and privilege of participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge, hosted by the Whitefish Community Foundation. (Clarification: Only the September 11 Celebration and Fun Run have been COVID-cancelled; all the rest of the Great Fish Community Challenge is still open and actively seeking donations.) This fundraising campaign gives you the opportunity to donate to your favorite local nonprofit organizations to help us help the Valley.

With just one transaction (check or credit card), you can show your support for any or all of the nonprofits in the campaign. It’s much easier than responding to many appeals for money several times during the year. We hope you will remember Flathead Audubon in your Great Fish Community Challenge contribution. Donations to Flathead Audubon through the Great Fish Community Challenge are used 100% locally to further our dedicated mission of birds, their habitats and conservation.

The campaign runs only until 5 PM, September 17. Here are the details:

Online donation portal:

Printable Donor Form:

Mailing address: Whitefish Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1060, Whitefish, MT 59937

Do not send your donation directly to Flathead Audubon. Send your completed Donor Form and your check made out to Whitefish Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1060, Whitefish, MT 59937.

Thank you for donating! Your gift is especially welcome this year, to help us continue to bring birds and nature education to the Flathead Valley during a stressful time for kids and all the rest of us.