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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February 2022 Program – The Challenges of Grassland Bird Conservation

presented by Dan Casey Grassland-dependent bird species are the most rapidly declining North American birds. Luckily, diverse public/private partnerships have been formed to address the critical issue of declining habitat quality and quantity. Innovative approaches have been developed to define and deliver actions to protect, restore and enhance grassland habitats. Dan Casey will draw on…

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Pat Jaquith receives Conservation Achievement Award for volunteering

by Denny Olson and Pam Willison Pat Jaquith was born and raised on a small family dairy farm in Vermont.  She says she spent every spare moment (and there weren’t many) studying plants and other natural wonders in the woods on their property.  As a result, she fell in love with wild orchids at a…

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2021 Flathead Audubon Elections

After being postponed due to the pandemic, the 2021 elections will be held during the September 13 meeting which will be held digitally. The candidates running for President, Vice President, and several director positions are described below. OFFICER CANDIDATES President – Cory Davis. I am very excited to be the next FAS President after serving…

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Montana Audubon News – March 2021

by Carmen Borchelt, MT Audubon LBCU Citizen Science Announcement Are you ready to hear the ‘currlleeee’ of the Long-billed Curlew?  Well, grab your binoculars and get ready, because it’s almost curlew season!  These charismatic shorebirds will be trickling back into the state in less than two months and we need your help finding as many…

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2020 (FAS) Elections… and more

by Bob Lee With all the uncertainty concerning gatherings last spring, Flathead Audubon postponed their annual meeting, the May potluck, to be rescheduled at an appropriate time this fall. However, gatherings are still limited. But we need to conduct some business, including elections. Per state statute and our ByLaws, we can hold a business meeting…

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2020 Spring Birding Extravaganza in Central Montana!

Join us for a four day, three night birding blitz to central Montana, May 22-25, 2020. We’ll be visiting some of the premier birding hotspots in central Montana including Bowdoin and Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuges, Tiber Reservoir, Giant Falls, Freezout Lake, plus many “specialty” locations known through the birding community. We hope to see…

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