Glacier hosting alpine bird count

Print Article

A Clark’s nutcracker buries whitebark pine nuts along the Rocky Mountain Front below Scenic Point. Once common, the birds are increasingly rare in Glacier, as whitebark pine stands have been decimated by blister rust, a fungal infection imported from Asia.

To celebrate the birds of Glacier National Park’s alpine areas, the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and park wildlife staff are hosting the second Alpine Bird BioBlitz on Friday, July 19.

Participants will work alongside expert birders to collect important data on the presence and abundance of 12 of Glacier’s alpine bird species, some of which are species of concern. Species of concern are those that may be declining or are in need of conservation or monitoring to understand more about their status.

The Alpine Bird BioBlitz will occur at various designated locations accessible by hiking. Participants should be able to hike moderate to strenuous trails and have some prior birding experience.

Start time for most hiking destinations will be as early as 5:30 a.m. Early morning starts are necessary to ensure bird detections. End times will vary, with some hikes lasting into the late afternoon.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit https://www.nps.gov/rlc/crown/bioblitz.htm.

For more information, contact CCRLC at (406)-888-7986 or email glac_citizen_science@nps.gov.

Glacier National Park Conservancy donors provide nearly all funding for the park’s citizen science program.

Print Article

Read More Glacier Park

Fruity Glacier Facebook post draws a crowd

September 18, 2019 at 8:59 am | Hungry Horse News Orange peels. Banana peels. Apple cores. The tenets of “Leave No Trace” principles would dictate that folks in the backcountry would pack those items out after they consumed said fruit. But that’s ...

Comments

Read More

Glacier reminds folks that hunting in Park is illegal

September 18, 2019 at 8:54 am | Hungry Horse News With hunting season starting, Glacier National Park reminds hunters that hunting in the park is illegal. It is the responsibility of hunters to ensure that they are not hunting within park boundaries...

Comments

Read More

Glacier Park Boat Co. awarded contract

August 28, 2019 at 7:41 am | Hungry Horse News The family-owned Glacier Park Boat Co. will continue to operate the historic boat tours in Glacier National Park, the Park Service said in a release last week. The company was awarded a new 10-year ...

Comments

Read More

Park visitation slightly lower than last July

August 14, 2019 at 7:38 am | Hungry Horse News Overall visitation to Glacier National Park in July was down just under 3 percent over last year’s figures. The park saw 879,711 visitors this July, last year it saw 905,959. Still, Glacier has bee...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2019 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X