Flathead Valley Bird Report – May 2022

by Dan Casey Rare and Notables – March-April Although mid-April snows reminded us that winter was not entirely over, winter resident bird species such as Snowy Owl and Bohemian Waxwing departed, and spring migrants (swallows, cranes, waterfowl, shorebirds and more) continued to arrive on schedule throughout the period. Snow Geese were seen throughout the valley,…

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Flathead Valley Bird Report – May 2021

by Dan Casey Rare and Notables, Arrivals – March/April 2021 3/18 – White-throated Sparrow – Big Mountain (Shannon and Bridger D.) 3/20 – Ross’s Goose – Egan Slough Rd. (Craig H.) 3/20 – Mew Gull – (present two weeks) Somers Bay (Danny T.) 3/31 – Red-necked Grebe (6) – (first of year) Smith Lake (Derrick…

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