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Christmas Bird Count
The CBC is on! It's the oldest, best citizen science project around. For information on counts around Montana, including how to get involved, go here. Our press release is here.
On Birding - Aspens
This month's feature from David Cronenwett considers the amazing ecology of aspen trees. Read David's many other musings, essays, and bird-of-the-month features -- from hawks to free-roaming cats, ptarmigan to riparian habitats, night skies to chicadees -- all here.
Montana's Sage-Grouse Executive Order
September 2014. Governor Bullock released his Greater Sage-Grouse plan for conserving this species today. Our own Janet Ellis spoke at the plan release. Our take on conserving grouse in Montana is in our press release and here.
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!
Long-billed Curlew - Mission Valley
Find all our Information about the Curlew and grassland conservation, together with links to brochures and more here.
Sign up for our eNewsletter or Magpie Muse
We send this out monthly: events, bird-of-the-month, and conservation actions. Give it a try! Read past issues, sign up, or check out our spring print newsletter, Magpie Muse, HERE.
Windows and Backyard Bird Safety
Check out our new webpage about how you can help birds avoid window collisions. And collisions with our feline friends - it's all here.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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 thekids Coyote Choir.