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June 25. Are you looking for Amy and Norane's Bird-a-thon page? You'll find it HERE!

Love the poetry at the Festival? For everyone who did not get to read all the poems, or for those not in attendence, they're all now posted with Last Chance Audubon Society!

2015 Bird Festival Outing

What a great annual festival. Board Member Bob Martinka leads a fantastic field trip during the festivities (above).


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

June 2015 - new article from Amy Cilimburg:
Montana in 30 Years: Birds and Climate
from Distinctly Montana magazine.

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.

Trumpeter Swan, Martinka photo


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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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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Join Us September 18
Evening Under the Big Sky

Come one, come all! The Montana Audubon Center's annual Evening Under the Big Sky is Friday, September 18 at the Yellowstone Country Club in Billings. Enjoy great food and drink, see old friends, and discover how the Center connects people with nature. For more details about the event, click here. Purchase tickets HERE.

CBC MslaWe are Hiring ~
Director of Conservation

We are seeking an experienced leader to serve as our statewide Director of Conservation. This position offers exciting opportunities to develop exceptional conservation programs, inspire personal commitments to conservation, and collaborate with partners. Details are here.


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Support Montana's Clean Energy

We need you to contact Governor Bullock TODAY - and ask him to continue to support clean energy and a 'Made in Montana' Clean Power Plan that reduces carbon pollution. Find out how birds, Montana’s citizens, and the economy benefit from this plan. Details are here.


Another side of nature -- On Birding Feature
David's essay this month considers friendly nesting songbirds, predators and our varied and complicated relationships with what nature. Check out other birds-of-the-month, from curlews to bluebirds, and conservation issues like cats and windows-- all here.

Vince Yannone Winners! Winners! Winners!
At our June Bird Festival we awarded awards to 7 super deserving Montanans that make a difference for birds, conservation and education. Check out why Jo, Brian, Vince, Jane, Jay, Harriet, and Amy are highly deserving of these awards.

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.

Winter GNP Breeding Bird Surveys - volunteers needed
In 2015 we worked 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!

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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.


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.

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.


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
Montana Audubon is the main distributor of the 7th edition of PD Skaar's Montana Bird Distribution. This book provides an individual map for 427 bird species observed in Montana and lots more. It's an amazing resource. 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.


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
We successfully worked to alleviate concerns of a wind farm being developed next to a premier nesting raptor Important Bird Area. The company voluntarily moved 25 turbines to protect the birds. Read our press release, 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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