Eagle Watching At Rogers Pass, 2008

Eagle Watching At Rogers Pass, 2008 by Russ Van Paepeghem Broadcast 11.26 and 11.29.2019 Listen:   At 5,610 feet, in October, it’s cold. I have coffee waiting in a thermos and a stove to warm it or myself, if the wind blows too hard. I’m seated in the snow with a...

Montana’s the Final Destination for Rough-Legged Hawks Flying South

Rough-legged Hawks by Pat Jamieson Broadcast 12.25.2016 Listen:   As winter comes to the National Wildlife Refuges of the Mission Valley, we begin to see a whole different group of visitors. And I’m not just referring to the human kind. Strange as it may seem,...

Winter Owls

Owls belong to a group of birds known as raptors or “birds of prey.” Raptors are deft predators that possess sharp talons and down-curved bills – adaptations of their carnivorous diets. Hawks, eagles, and falcons are active during the day (diurnal), while owls are...