presented by Dr. David Manuwal

Dr. David Manuwal, who has studied birds in the western US for over 60 years, will be the featured speaker at the Monday, September 12 meeting of the Flathead Audubon Society at 7 PM. (See below on how to join the Zoom meeting.) His presentation will cover his research on birds in the Noatak National Preserve, Alaska. He found 119 breeding species of which several had old-world affinities such as the Yellow-billed Loon, Bar-tailed Godwit, Gray-headed Chickadee, Wheatear, Arctic Warbler, Bluethroat, and Yellow Wagtail.

He received his undergraduate degree in wildlife conservation from Purdue University and a Master’s degree working with Dick Taber at the University of Montana. He received a PhD studying marine birds at UCLA. Dave taught and conducted bird research for 41 years at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and retired in 2013 as Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Science. He has taught a bird course at Flathead Valley Community College. He now resides in the Kalispell area with his wife Naomi.

We had a great turn out at our May potluck and auction! It was great to visit with friends we hadn’t seen in a while and see some new faces. We hope more of you will continue to migrate back to our meetings at the Gateway Mall as you feel comfortable and while the weather is good.

The hybrid meetings seem to be working well, so we’re going to stick with the mixed method for our September 12 Meeting. For those coming to the meeting, we’ll meet in Room 26 of the Gateway Mall (United Way building) at 7pm. This room is on the east side of the building along Glenwood Rd in Kalispell. Look for our banner hanging outside. Masks are optional and we’ll continue to encourage distancing for seating.

The virtual attendance will be via the online Zoom platform on September 12th, at 7pm Mountain Time (you can hop on at 6:30pm to chat with fellow FAS members). Check your September Pileated Post for the link or email us at requesting the link with instructions to connect.

The program is free and open to the public.

Videos of earlier FAS meeting presentations are available at