Writing Bird Descriptions

“A friend once said that using only one field mark, it is impossible to separate Red-eyed Vireo from Black-crowned Night-Heron. As a member of the Colorado Bird Records Committee (CBRC or Committee) for the past six years, I have seen the truth of … Continue reading

COVID-19 response

Owing to the pandemic COVID-19 we have canceled all chapter-sponsored events indefinitely. Specifically: All Chapter-sponsored meetings at the University are cancelled. We will try to reschedule our planned speakers for a future program.  In-person Board Meetings will also be cancelled, … Continue reading

Montana CBC results 2019-20

We tallied 233,758 individual birds from 33 circles; a cumulative 141 species on count day and 4 more during count week. Rare birds counted were the Western Tanager, Brown Thrasher, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Lesser Goldfinch. Two species were added to the cumulative list for Montana CBCs – Western Tanager and Chukar. Continue reading

The Original Social Network

Professor Erick Greene and his students in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana are continuing a multi-year study into how birds communicate, using the latest tools to decipher not only alerts, but an amazing array of very specific messages. Continue reading