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2015 Montana Legislature:


Greater Sage-Grouse
Amy, Jill, Jake, and Amy did GO, FLY, WIN!
We'll soon post our "Legislative Report", highlighting our wins and sharing some frustrating defeats. All in all it was a successful session for wildlife, habitats, funding for key programs, and public lands protections. Thanks for your help.

Check out all the links on our 2015 Legislature page

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314 Species on the Brink! Audubon's Climate Report is a loud call for action. Check out the new findings:

Montana Birds at risk and implications for our state.
Birds and Climate in the Montana News.
National Audubon's interactive website with maps for over 500 species and 4 time periods.

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Did you hear Team Amy on In Other Words on
Montana Public Radio?

Listen to In Other Birds, Bees and Butterflies
for an hour long conversation about all things Pollinators and more. And let Amy know what you think!

Pollinator Guide



What's better than scoping your favorite bird?

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Our IBA "movie" is down and on the right....

 

In Other Birds Radio Show:

This one hour radio show all about Montana birds in fall aired initially on Montana Public Radio in September 2014. Produced by Amy Cilimburg, we feature Kate Stone, Jill Alban, Chris Filardi, Janene Lichtenberg, and Kate Davis.

Listen via the In Other Words Website




Our mission is to promote appreciation, knowledge and conservation of Montana's native birds, other wildlife, and natural ecosystems to safeguard biological diversity for current and future generations. Founded in 1976, Montana Audubon has built effective programs in public policy, education, and bird conservation to serve its members and Montana's nine community-based Audubon Chapters. Learn more

 

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Winter GNP Breeding Bird Surveys - volunteers needed
In 2015 we are working with our partners to expand this crucial nationwide survey. Much of our conservation work relies on trend information that stem from BBS. Montana needs more routes and surveyors. Learn more here. And our Board member Harriet runs 4 routes every summer!



Curlew Why Birds -- On Birding Feature
David's essay this month ponders how birds help make us more human. A fine time of the year for Why Birds. Check out other birds-of-the-month, from curlews to bluebirds, and conservation issues like cats and windows-- all here.

 


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Montana Audubon Annual Awards
It is that time of the year where we are looking for YOUR nominations for our annual awards. Do know someone from Montana that goes above and beyond in their conservation or citizen science efforts? Details are here.

 


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Long-billed Curlew - Mission Valley
Find all our info about Curlews and grassland conservation, plus links to brochures and more here. A quick link to volunteer surveys is here.


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The ABCs - Art, Birds, and Climate Project
Working with a University of Montana student and artist, we have created artistic renditions of the effect of global warming on some of Montana's iconic bird species. Check out the alpine, forest and sagebrush scenes. And let us know what you think!

 

 


Montana Bird Records Committee
Our website hosts the awesome work of this volunteer group. Learn about the diligent work they do and what birds are found in Montana, and what birds are oh, so rare. All here.  

 


Montana's Sage-Grouse Executive Order
Fall 2014
. Governor Bullock released his Greater Sage-Grouse plan for conserving this species. Our take on conserving grouse in Montana is in our press release and here.


 


 

 

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Birds and Mercury
Osprey are one of many species who are affected by mercury in our water systems. Mercury, a legacy of our mining history,now comes from burning coal. Here's the story.




window bird Windows and Backyard Bird Safety
Check out our new web page about how you can help birds avoid window collisions. And collisions with our feline friends - it's all here.

 


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Christmas Bird Count
The CBC finished for the year. We'll update the season's findings soon. Thanks to all who participated in this fine citizen science project.

 

 

 


Carol Ward Winners! Winners! Winners!
At our June Bird Festival we awarded 5 super deserving awards to Montanans that make a difference for birds, conservation and education. Check out why Jack, Kate, Paulette, Peter and Carol are highly deserving of these awards.

 

 

 


Jim BrownOur latest Important Bird Area movie
Telling Stories, Connecting People, Conserving Birds. Eight minutes of Jim Brown and the Clark-Fork - Grass Valley IBA. Watch it here.


 

bino gal Important Bird Areas Program - IBAs
Learn more about Audubon's 40 Important Bird Areas. We feature cool stories, maps, site descriptions, and opportunities to volunteer.

 

BMP BrochureOur Birds Call This Home - Brochure
We teamed up with Bitterroot Audubon and Five Valleys Audubon to craft a "Best Management Practices" brochure. Learn about living with birds along our riverine systems and our Important Bird Areas. It's all here.




Lewis's WoodpeckerSpecies focus - Lewis's Woodpecker
Learn more how citizen scientists in western Montana helped find nests for this Species of Concern, found in good numbers within our Bitterroot Valley and Clark Fork River Important Bird Areas. Findings, maps and more here.

 


grebeBirds of Montana Book Project
The manuscript has been completed and is in review at Oregon State University Press. Learn more.  

 



MBD bookMontana Bird Distribution
The 7th edition of PD Skaar's book is now available. This latest version provides an individual map for all 427 bird species observed in Montana and lots more. It's an amazing resource for those who really want to know where to find our birds. Get yours today!

 





sun cartoon Get Solar. And energy efficiency is hot.
Renewable energy is not all about wind farms -- check out our Solar Energy page and you just might be inspired to add panels to your rooftop.

 

 

ACEC
Audubon Conservation Education Center

Our Billings Center has many programs this winter that get everyone outdoors to learn, explore, and play. Check these out and support our Center.

 

 

 

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Climate and Birds

Learn about vulnerable birds in a warming world. Link to the State of the Birds report and Montana perspectives HERE.

 



Rim Rock KevinKevin Rim IBA &- Rim Rock Wind Farm
What a year! We've worked to ameliorate concerns of a wind farm being developed close to a premier nesting raptor Important Bird Area. The company voluntarily moved 25 turbines to protect the birds. Read our press release, MOU with NaturEner, and learn more here.

 



house river More Audubon Films!
Watch our excellent video about building a home too close to a Montana stream: Falling for the Creek. Also view a short film about Sage Grouse & Conservation or Birds in the Madison Valley.

 


 

 

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Montana Bird Conservation Partnership

Montana Audubon is an active leader in this collaborative group, dedicated to conserving bird populations and habitats in our State. Learn more about the Partnership here.

 

 



WetlandsStreams & Wetland Protection

Learn what we are doing to protect streams and wetlands threatened by development.  Three publications:  Science & Stream Setback Size NOW available.  Learn More.

 


 


Water Film
Missoula's Hidden Life of Water Film
Watch this 11 minute film about how water moves through Missoula, the energy it takes to move and treat it, and why it matters to our local birds and watershed. A collaboration with the Clark Fork Coalition and featuring the kids Coyote Choir.

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