Christmas Bird Counts in the Flathead
presented by Josh Covill
It is December and thus the time for the annual Christmas Bird Count. This is the longest running citizen-science project in the world, and you are invited to participate! Veteran birder and counter Josh Covill will present an extraordinary program at the regular Flathead Audubon meeting on Monday, 9 December at the United Way Conference Room. Josh’s program will focus on likely birds to be seen, identification tips and counting techniques. He may even have some predictions on new additions to the lists.
Two large counts dominate the Flathead—the Bigfork Count and the Kalispell count. Details and contacts are given in the descriptions below. Both count compilers (Craig Hohenberger and Pete Fisher) will be present at the meeting to sign people up and answer questions.
Information about other counts in the area are available on the Northwest Montana Christmas Bird Counts – 2019 page.
As always, Flathead Audubon meetings are free and open to the public.