|Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta ©Robert Royse http://www.roysephotos.com/index.html|
Number of bird species: 410
Montana Bird Distribution
The 6th edition will be published this year . An extremely useful booklet that carries the official state list of birds as well as maps for the occurrence of every species in the state by 1/4-degree blocks of latitude and longitude. Contact Montana Audubon (see below) for publication details.
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Audubon Society in MontanaWebsite
Audubon's local chapters can bring you bird walks, advocacy campaigns, nature outings, educational programs and other events. And with more than 500 chapters around the country, there's likely to be one nearby!
Bitterroot Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Bitterroot Mountains of Western Montana are the back-drop for some wonderful Birding experiences. Bitterroot Audubon, is a Chapter of the National Audubon Society and Montana Audubon. We hope to pass along Birding News and Views in Western Montana...
Five Valleys Audubon SocietyFacebook Page
The Five Valleys Chapter is one of nine chapters in Montana. We promote conservation of natural resources by encouraging the enjoyment of wildlife, educating others about wildlife and the need to live in harmony with natural recourses, supporting research, and advocating actions that favor environmentally sensitive uses of resources...
Flathead Audubon SocietyWebsite
Our mission is to conserve birds, wildlife habitat and ecosystem diversity. Awareness and appreciation of the natural world is promoted through education activities and advocacy programs. We work with diverse groups and agencies to achieve sound decision on natural resource issues. Our community outreach includes school programs, work projects and field trips. While focusing our efforts in northwest Montana, we believe in the protection of the earth and all its inhabitants...
Gallatin Wildlife AssociationFacebook Page
The Gallatin Wildlife Association (GWA), formed in 1976, is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation. GWA, representing hunters, anglers and other conservationists, has established itself as a leader in wildlife habitat protection and conservation issues in southwest Montana and elsewhere. GWA’s membership works hard to protect habitat and conserve wildlife for future generations...
Last Chance AudubonWebsite
Last Chance Audubon meets at 7 p.m .the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the large meeting room of the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena...
Mission Mountain AudubonInformation
Mission Mountain Audubon is the newest Audubon chapter in Montana. The chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Polson City Library Meeting Room... 48901 Hwy. 93 Suite A-179 , POLSON, MT 59860 Tel: 406-883-3611
The mission of Montana Audubon is to enable Audubon members in all chapters across the state to work together so that Montana ecosystems will continue to nourish birds, other wildlife, and the human spirit for future generations.
Montana Bird Records CommitteeWebsite
The Montana Bird Distribution web site houses information on where birds are found in Montana. The Montana Bird Distribution Database was originally created in 1991. It contains information about each species recorded in the state, either breeding, migration or wintering areas as well as basic information on every bird record submitted - the who, what, when and where...
Montana Bird Conservation PartnershipWebsite
The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership is a broad coalition committed to the conservation of all birds and their habitats across the state of Montana...
Nature Conservatory in MontanaWebsite
Opening page photo of Red Rock River In Montana's Centennial Valley is brilliant. Welcome to the Nature Conservancy of the Big Sky state! Here you'll find stories and information on the many ways we're working to preserve the diversity of living things by protecting the habitats -- land, water and air -- in which they live. Our cover photo shows the beautiful Red Rock River in the Centennial Valley, where our work with ranchers and other agencies is helping preserve wildlife habitat in one of the most ecologically intact valleys in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Read how one ranching family we're working with is making a difference...
Pintler Audubon SocietyInformation
Pintler Audubon meets at 7:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month. Meetings alternate between Dillon and Butte... 710 S. Atlantic St., Dillon, MT 59725
Sacajawea Audubon Society, serving southwest Montana, was organized in 1967. It is one of ten Montana Chapters of the National Audubon Society Chapters and has approximately 300 members. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, September - May, at 7:00 p.m. and the location of the meeting is announced in our newsletter and in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Most meetings are held at First Security Bank West, in the downstairs community room. First Security West is located at 670 South 19th Street in Bozeman. Visitors are always welcome, and meetings are free...
Upper Missouri Breaks AudubonWebsite
Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon meets at 7 p.m. the 2nd Monday of the month at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks building in Great Falls... PO Box 2362 Great Falls, MT 59403 - Beth Hill, President
Yellowstone Valley Audubon SocietyWebsite
Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society sponsors field trips, 'bird tours', a Christmas Bird Count and various conservation and educational projects. We welcome new members as well as business and occasional travelers to the Billings area who are interested in birds and bird habitat to join us. YVAS meets every 3rd Monday at 7:00 pm...
University of Montana - Avian Science Centerhttp://avianscience.dbs.umt.edu/
The Avian Science Center is an institute within the University of Montana that involves faculty, students, and the general public in high-quality bird research, monitoring, and education related to the birds of Montana.
Bitterroot National ForestWebsite
Leave your stress behind! You will find this spectacular 1.6 million acre forest in southwest Montana and Idaho to be a priceless national heritage. Half of the forest is dedicated to the largest expanse of continuous pristine wilderness in the lower 48 states -- the Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church River of No Return, and the Anaconda Pintler...
Bowdoin National Wildlife RefugeWebsite
Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located 7 miles east of Malta, Montana on Old Highway 2. The refuge is named for a small railroad siding town which was located just south of where the Dry Lake unit lies today. All that is left of the old town site are crumbling cement foundations and the grain elevator which can be seen from the Auto Tour Route along the east shore of Lake Bowdoin...
Charles M Russell National Wildlife RefugeWebsite
The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge is a land of sweeping vistas, native prairie, broad mesas, forested coulees, carved badlands, and fertile river bottoms. Much of CMR's landscape today remains as Lewis and Clark first saw it - wild, remote, and rich in wildlife.
Lee Metcalf Wildlife RefugeWebsite
The Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge provides a unique opportunity to witness the relationship between tree-nesting geese and osprey. Although refuge management has emphasized Support for waterfowl, many other species of wildlife have benefited, the most significant being the osprey.
Makoshika State ParkWebsite
Here, wind and water erosion are constantly changing the landscape, creating a wide range of odd-shaped sandstone knobs and caprocks. Evergreens stand in contrast to the red scoria on other hillsides, while sagebrush, cactus, yucca, summer wildflowers and range grasses add even more variety. Mule deer, though good at hiding in the parks many coulees, can be seen, especially in the early morning or evening. Coyotes, bobcats, turkey vultures, prairie falcons, golden eagles, meadowlarks and mountain bluebirds all reside in the park.
Medicine Lake National Wildlife RefugeWebsite
Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is situated on the glaciated rolling plains of northeastern Montana. This refuge lies within the highly productive prairie pothole region which extends from southern Canada through northeast Montana, the Dakotas and western Minnesota. The region contains many thousands of small wetlands which produce over 50 percent of the waterfowl originating in the contiguous United States. Medicine Lake NWR lies in the mixed grass and short grass prairie transition zone. Marshes, shelterbelts, croplands, grasslands and large water bodies provide both migration and nesting habitat for a vast array of wildlife...
Ninepipe & Pablo National Wildfowl Refugeinformation
This exceptional wetland complex contains over 800 glacial potholes and a 1,770-acre reservoir. About 200 bird species have been recorded. A jointly managed viewing area is just off US Highway 93 on the east side of the reservoir, about 0.75 mile south of the junction with Secondary Route 212. An access road and paved trail provide for waterfowl and shorebird viewing; the trail is barrier-free. Nesting great blue herons and double-crested cormorants can be observed from the road on the west side of the refuge. Follow SR 212 along the north shore for 2 miles to the dike entrance to view ducks, grebes and short-eared owls. Duck Road offers viewing of pothole ponds for about 2 miles: to reach it, turn west off US 93, 1 mile north of SR 212. Superb viewing of raptors in winter.
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife RefugeComprehensive Conservation Plan
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is located in the scenic and isolated Centennial Valley of southwestern Montana, approximately 50 miles west of Yellowstone National Park...
2005 [July] - Andy & Ellen StepniewskiReport
We spent six full days birding and hiking Montana, sampling four of its many mountain ranges, visiting a number of prairie areas, both shortgrass and tallgrass, and finally, enjoyed sampling a number of the states very productive marshes and pothole lakes. We relied on Terry McEneaney’s A Birder’s Guide to Montana...
2012 [Aprl] - Denver HoltReport PDF
2012 [June] - Terry McEneaney & John CoonsReport
...In all, we tallied 184 species of birds and 26 species of mammals. Highlight birds included: Boreal Chickadee, Black Swift, Sage Sparrow, Alder and Gray flycatchers, McCown’s and Chesnut-collared longspurs, and Short-eared and Burrowing owls. Our mammal list was equally impressive with Gray Wolves, Grizzlies, Moose, Mountain Goats, and Bighorn Sheep topping the charts for large mammals, while the rare Pygmy Rabbit won the prize by far for the top small mammal....
2013 [April] - Denver HoltReport PDF
...The Barn Owl roosted calmly in an old barn. Based on its color, it looked to be a female. In between the horses and mules and their droppings, we set our scopes and viewed the owl from 50 feet. As usual, Great Horned Owls were common and we found at least 10 nests with moderate to large-sized chicks—superb looks. The density of Great Horned Owls here is one of the highest I know of anywhere, with a pair about every square mile, or equivalent to every old farm house with mature trees...
2013 [June] - Terry McEneaney & John CoonsReport
...Our bird experiences were not too shabby either, and included: a female Peregrine Falcon delivering food to hungry young; a Golden Eagle being harassed by two ravens; Long-billed Curlews being wigged out by a marauding Golden Eagle; flycatching Lewis’s Woodpeckers; an Eared Grebe floating with young on her back; a Ferruginous Hawk being harassed by Lark Sparrows; and a Burrowing Owl greeting sunrise, to name a few...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
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Lakeview B&B and Tea RoomAccommodation
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Checklist - Birds of MontanaChecklist
Wildlife in MontanaWebsite
Welcome to our Montana Field Guides. These guides and this website are a collaborative effort between the Montana Natural Heritage Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The Animal Field Guide provides information on identification, habitat, ecology, reproduction, range, and distribution of Montana's animals; new features include a hierarchal approach to finding an animal of interest, thumbnail photos of the animals and additional links. The Plant Field Guide offers information on plant species of concern, including references and photographs.
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