WIN’s Special Bond with Noted British Twitcher

Typically, the public sees birders and birding on opposite ends of the adventure spectrum from spies and espionage. However, a WWII British Commander of Naval Intelligence tapped into his personal cloak-and-dagger exploits, his passion for twitching (birding in British vernacular), and his compelling writing skills to unite these two diverse activities. After retiring, the Commander […]

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest-running standardized bird census in North America. It was begun on Christmas Day, 1900, by Frank Chapman, curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and an early officer in the fledgling Audubon Society. He conceived the idea to count birds on Christmas […]

Backyard Birding Workshop

Backyard Birding Workshop

WIN conducted its first event for the public on June 17. Birding enthusiasts from around the Flathead Valley, and as far away as New Jersey, participated in the Backyard Birding Workshop. WIN Director of Research Lisa Bate, and her husband Julian Cunningham hosted the Workshop at their super bird-friendly backyard (Swallow Crest Farm) just south […]

Harlequin Ducks on Hornby Island

Harlequin Ducks on Hornby Island

WIN team heads to Hornby Island in pursuit of all things Harlequin, in support of its film project on the life history of Harlequin Ducks. Five WIN members braved harsh late-winter conditions along Canada’s Georgian Strait to observe Harlequin Ducks on their traditional wintering grounds. Lisa Bate, WIN’s Director of Research and Glacier National Park […]