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Bird Day Flyer

CSKT Wildlife Management Program has received a grant to host a Community Bird Day event!  We are looking for presenters and crafts people to make our event a well-attended and informational success!  If you are interested in presenting at a booth please contact Whisper Camel-Means at whisper.means@cskt.org or 406-471-7791 or 406-883-2888 ext. 7224.  Otherwise please join us for an evening of science and culture to celebrate the return of spring and our 350 different species of birds on the Flathead Indian Reservation!


Dear 3rd Grade teacher:
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Wildlife Management Program is pleased to announce the 2014 International Migratory Bird Day celebration. This year’s theme is, “Why Birds Matter: The Benefit of Birds to Humans and Nature.”
International Migratory Bird Day is an annual celebration to highlight the migration and conservation of the nearly 350 species of birds that travel between northern nesting habitats and southern wintering grounds.
The Wildlife Management Program would like to offer a presentation for your class to learn more about migratory birds. Please call or email for scheduling.
Your class is also invited to participate in this year’s Poster Contest:

  • The deadline for entries is May 8th.
  • All participants will receive prizes from the CS&KT Wildlife Management Program. Each class will also be asked to select 3 class posters to enter in the Reservation-wide contest. These posters will be picked up by Wildlife Staff and displayed at the Tribal Complex for further judging.
  • Posters should be no larger than 12 X 18”. Any medium acceptable (creativity, bright colors and dark outlines encouraged).
  • Each poster must have the name of the student, teacher, and school on the back.
  • Students should design their posters using this year’s theme, “Why Birds Matter,” and incorporate migratory bird species that are found on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
  • Posters will be displayed at the Tribal complex in Pablo May 12th – May 15th. Everyone is invited to stop by to see the results and vote for their favorite poster!
  •  Top poster award winners, selected by popular vote (People’s Choice) and a panel of judges, will be announced at the International Migratory Bird Day festival held May 22nd at Salish Kootenai College: Joe McDonald Health and Athletic Center.

For more information and scheduling please contact

  • Whisper Camel-Means 883-2888 ext.7224 (Arlee, Charlo, Dayton, Dixon, Hot Springs Schools)
  • Stephanie Gillin 883-2888 ext.7241 (Ronan, Pablo, Mission Schools)
  • Kari Eneas 883-2888 ext. 7217 (Polson, Valley View School)
Referred Links
Bird Day - Environment forthe Americas
bullet The Montana Loon Society
bullet The Trumpeter Swan Society
Montana Field Guide of Birds
bullet Montana Waterfowl Foundation
Montana Audubon
Montana Audubon Conservation Education Center