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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.
We 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.
Contact Governor Bullock ~
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Our 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.
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.
Our 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.
Species 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.
Birds of Montana Book Project
The manuscript has been completed and is in review at Oregon State University Press. Learn more.
Montana 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!
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.
Climate and Birds
Learn about vulnerable birds in a warming world. Link to the State of the Birds report and Montana perspectives HERE.
Kevin 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.
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.
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.
Streams & 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.
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.